- June 9, 2023
- Barnes Admin
Smithtown Head-on Crash Leaves One Dead and One Seriously Injured
Smithtown, NY – A fatal crash occurred in Smithtown on Thursday, June 8, 2023, leaving one dead and another seriously injured. According to police, Michael Bittleman was driving a Nissan on Middle Country Road when he crossed over into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a Mercedes driven by John Zeumer. The incident took place around 9:30 p.m.
Unfortunately, Bittleman did not survive the crash and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Zeumer was rushed to the hospital with severe injuries. The police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
Unfortunately, head-on collisions account for 10% of fatal car accidents each year. In this horrible accident, the injured victims and their families should have an independent legal investigation performed to preserve evidence. This includes reviewing:
- Driver accident history
- Police accident report
- Vehicle accident history
- Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
- Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
- Phone and texting records of the driver
- Any video evidence of the crash
- Evaluation if pavement markings are clear and up to code
- Evaluation is road signage is clear and up to code
- All eyewitness accounts of the accident
- Inspection of the road conditions
- Vehicle blind spots
- Driving records
- Accident history on this roadway
Car Accident Attorneys
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- Texting and driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Inexperienced driving
- Alcohol or drug involvement
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact an experienced car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm today. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.
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