Mother Killed, Son Injured in Car Wreck in North Merrick

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NORTH MERRICK, NY – A tragic car accident in North Merrick claimed the life of one mother and injured her son on Saturday night. According to authorities, 39-year-old Lissette Quintanilla was struck by a vehicle on the Meadowbrook Parkway.

The other driver was speeding and intoxicated at the time of the accident and has been arrested and charged with a DWI, vehicular manslaughter, and assault.

The mother died at the scene and the young boy was transported to a nearby hospital for surgery on his arm.

Disclaimer: This post should not be construed as legal advice. The injury lawyers of Finz & Finz, P.C., regularly update our readers on the latest news in New York and Long Island to make our community safer. We are committed to helping those who’ve been hurt in accidents in our community know what to do to keep themselves and their families safe, and if you’ve been injured in an accident, we can help.