A 32-year-old For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) driver, Farhan Zahid of Bay Shore, was among five people who died in a head-on collision in the Village of Quogue on July 24. One passenger survived.

According to Quogue Village Police, a Nissan Maxima, driven by Justin Mendez, age 22, of Brookhaven, was westbound on Montauk Highway, near the intersection of Quogue Street East, when it crossed the center line into the oncoming lane and crashed head-on into Mr. Zahid’s Toyota Prius, at around 11:20pm.

Zahid’s passengers included four friends, who were reportedly headed to a dance. A 22-year-old Garden City woman was the sole survivor of the crash. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said speed may have been a contributing factor to the fatal accident. As of August, the accident was still under investigation by authorities.

Source: The Legal Advocate

Article by Michele Norton
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