Motor Vehicle  Accident
Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor vehicle accidents result in deaths or injuries, changing the entire course of victims’ lives. One such accident has recently occurred in Commack, where drunk driving resulted in one death and injuries to two.

The details of the accident:

This fatal motor vehicle accident happened on Donovan Lane in Commack. It specifically happened near Dana Lane at about 2 a.m. early Sunday morning.

The police have identified the driver responsible for this accident. Police reported the drive was Patrick McMahon; he is 48 years old. He lost control of his vehicle, then proceeded to hit a driveway pillar. He then hit a tree as well, before the vehicle overturned on a nearby front lawn.

Any death or injuries in this accident?

This fatal motor vehicle accident has resulted in the death of his backseat passenger, Steven Sarvis, 32, from Ronkonkoma. Steven was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

One more passenger suffered injuries in this accident, say police. He was also rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries he suffered in the crash.

What about Patrick McMahon?

The police have charged McMahon with DWI. He will be arraigned soon. According to police, Patrick McMahon lives only one block from the location of the motor vehicle accident.

Authorities are investigating this accident further. Keep coming back to our website and we’ll keep you updated about future developments with this incident.

Punitive Damages:

From a legal standpoint, an accident caused by drunk driving can open the door for a punitive damages claim.  Punitive damages are damages that awarded to the Plaintiff to punish the Defendant for extremely bad behavior. 

If you or a loved one is injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver, call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620.  We are here to help.

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