"render aid to all victims involved in the collision".
A US Indian woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated after she was involved in a crash that injured five people, including herself, in New York City.
Dilmeet Kaur, aged 21, of the Floral Park area, was driving a 2019 BMW X3 northbound on Lakeville Road at around 11 pm on May 16, 2023.
She collided with a 2004 Nissan SUV being driven by a 34-year-old woman who was travelling southbound.
Police said the Nissan had two women trapped inside when Nassau officers arrived at the scene.
When police arrived, they immediately began “to render aid to all victims involved in the collision”.
Nassau police medics and firefighters from New Hyde Park and Manhasset freed the women from the Nissan and transported them to local hospitals.
Police said the driver was treated for a broken hand and injuries to her arm.
The passenger was treated for a lower left leg compound fracture and a fractured femur in her right leg.
Police said all three BMW occupants were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.
Kaur was arrested and charged with second-degree vehicular assault, second-degree assault, third-degree assault, and driving while intoxicated.
Her arraignment was held on May 17, 2023, at First District Court, Hempstead.
Kaur’s arrest comes just a few weeks after a drunk driver travelled the wrong way on a Long Island expressway and struck an Alfa Romeo, killing two 14-year-old boys.
Drew Hassenbein and Ethan Falkowitz died after Amandeep Singh crashed his Dodge Ram into them.
They were pronounced dead at the scene, while two other boys, aged 16 and 17, who were also in the car suffered internal injuries. They were in a stable condition in hospital.
After being struck by the Dodge, the Alfa Romeo sedan crashed into a Volvo XC90 SUV with a 49-year-old woman and 16-year-old boy inside.
Both suffered minor injuries.
Captain Stephen Fitzpatrick, commanding officer of the Nassau homicide squad, said:
“It was probably one of the most catastrophic scenes I have seen in a long time.”
“If you had been there, you would have seen the debris field, it was almost like the car exploded.”
Captain Fitzpatrick added that Singh was so impaired, he assumed he was in New Jersey when Long Island detectives questioned him.
Singh registered a blood alcohol level of double the legal driving limit.