Driver Arrested After Crash That Critically Injured Child On Long Island

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)Suffolk County Police arrested a Ronkonkoma man Saturday for driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Police say Steven Kinalis was driving a 2007 Toyota Scion eastbound on Sunrise Highway when his vehicle rear-ended a 2004 Dodge pickup truck, which then struck a tree.

The truck’s driver was Kevin Gaffney, 36, of West Islip. His 5-year-old son was critically injured in the crash and airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Gaffney, his wife, 7-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son were treated at Stony Brook for non-life-threatening injuries.

Kinalis refused medical treatment following the crash. He will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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  1. person says:

    Go to hell, Steve.

  2. Rugbyball says:

    The Law needs to be tightened up with stiffer penalties for DUI and DWAI. If you suspend the license for life for repeat offenders with mandatory weekend incarcerations for 6-12 months and 300+ hours of community service (in a home for aging or respite home to show them life is not with out end.).
    Our current laws and penalties for this crime are not strict enough. If this poor kid is TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) because of this accident, he not only condemned this child but his parents to a very hard life and great expense which he will not have any fiscal responsibility for.
    That could also be a punishment. You must give a stipend of your pay check for life to the victim(s) of your crime.

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