Author: Eric Schwartz/Fri, Aug 22, 2014/Categories: Blog

Teen_Driver_Kills_Father_in_CrashA teenage boy was arrested for his involvement in a two-car crash that killed one person and injured several others in New Hyde Park Tuesday night.

The crash occurred at 11:30 p.m. near Covert and Second avenues near the train station, News 12 Long Island reported.

Police say the vehicle driven by the teenage male struck a car that was carrying a family that included a mother, father and 6-year-old child. The father, 55, was killed in the crash, while his wife, 38, was found unconscious and their daughter suffered a broken leg, News 12 Long Island reported. Both were transported to a hospital for treatment.

Police told News 12 Long Island the father, a California resident, was on Long Island visiting his sick mother at an area hospital.

The teenage driver had three other passengers with him but no one in the car suffered a significant injury. Police found the driver to be in an intoxicated condition and arrested him.

The accident occurred when the teen driver failed to observe a stop sign on Second Avenue and slammed into the driver’s side of the other vehicle,┬áDetective Lt. John Azzata told News 12 Long Island.

Both vehicles were impounded as part of the investigation.

The teen is being charged with vehicular manslaughter in the second degree, and driving under the influence of drugs. Arraignment was postponed for a couple days because the teen was being examined at a local hospital.

Earlier this month, two men in their 30s were killed when a vehicle flipped a guardrail in a devastating crash on the Long Island Expressway.

The two men were heading westbound on the LIE in a 2004 Subaru Impreza at around 12:37 a.m. on Aug 2 when they tried to get off exit 22A near the Grand Central Parkway, reported.

Authorities say the driver failed to navigate the turn, and the vehicle smashed through a guardrail and struck a metal overpass station. Both victims were transported to Elmhurst Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

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