A Wading River woman remains the intensive care unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center following a which reportedly included a drunk driver.
Roseann Kirschoff, 56, was on her way back from visiting her mother-in-law in a nursing home, when Coram resident Thomas Seaton, driving a 2004 Jeep, struck her around 8:40 p.m.
Seaton was charged with DWI and sent to Mather Hospital, while Kirschoff was transported to SBU Medical Center.
Kirschoff's son said on Friday night she was "in and out of consciousness" and that according to doctors, she is going to need bone graft surgery after he leg was crushed in the accident. He added that her lungs were also bruised in the accident.
"She might never walk again," said Tom Kirschoff.
Kirschoff, who works at the hospital she is currently at, was attempting to pull into the Hess Station near the intersection of Miller Place Avenue and Route 25A when the accident occurred.
A 2010 study of Mt. Sinai through Wading River cited that particular intersection as one of the most dangerous in the area.
According to the report, the scene of Wednesday night's accident was host to the most injuries during the study's window period: 22 reported from Aug. 1, 2006 through July 31, 2009, out of 53 total accidents.
Improved speed enforcement and traffic signaling on Route 25A were two suggestions offered in the report to prevent future accidents.
A request from the District Attorney's office seeking the status of Seaton, 45, was not returned.