Farmingville was recently the scene of a multi-car accident whose details are almost too much to believe. On the evening of Tuesday, Jan 8. 30-year-old Taylor Darienzo ran a red light at the intersection of South Bicycle Trail and Granny Road which caused a 4-vehicle accident. Darienzo fled the scene and was arrested shortly after.

One of the other motorists, Gregorio Paredes-Mendez, was transported to Stony Brook University hospital after suffering serious injuries. The other two motorists, Marisol Caprano and Michael Biddlecomb, were also transported to Stony Brook to be treated for minor injuries.

The numbers add up in the details

According to Patch, the police report states that Darienzo was heading south on S. Bicycle Path when she ran the red light. While running the light, she managed to collide with vehicles going east, west and north. When the collision came to a halt, she fled the scene on foot.

Darienzo had a shocking 9 active outstanding warrants at the time of the accident, and upon being arrested was issued an additional 6 summonses for a multitude of traffic violations.

Upon being arrested, Darienzo was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious injury, a possible felony that can result in up to 7 years in prison, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in confinement.

What drivers can do after an accident

As stated above, all involved in the accident were injured – one seriously. Stringer News Service reported s Facebook account that the collision resulted in one motorist being pinned in his SUV. Upon arrival, it took emergency crews over 20 minutes to cut him free.

Being injured due to another’s negligence on the road is never acceptable. If you find yourself in a vehicle accident, seek medical attention right away, then speak to a legal professional. The counsel of a skilled attorney can help you get the resources you need to get back on your feet.

Insurance companies levy huge amounts of resources to undercut people’s claims. This can mean not receiving the funds you need to cover medical bills, recover lost wages, repair or replace your vehicle and many other major financial considerations. It is the best way to advocate for oneself, don’t be afraid to.