A one-car crash on Long Island has left one person dead and two more in critical care, according to local sources. New York police have engaged in an extended investigation of this car accident, and so far they have not been able to determine which of the three individuals in the car at the time of the crash was driving. As a result, they have yet to file any charges.
The accident report states that the vehicle was headed southbound when it abruptly left the roadway and crashed into a tree. One of the vehicle’s three occupants, a 28-year-old man, was ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by arriving medical teams. The other two individuals were also identified and were rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Police are not sure what prompted the accident as they say weather was not a factor. However, until they can determine who was driving the car, it will be difficult to build a clearer picture of how and why the crash occurred. The investigation will remain open, and police will likely conduct interviews with the two survivors once they are recovered enough to be questioned.
As the investigation progresses, it is hoped that light will be shed on the reason for the car accident that claimed the life of the man. Should one of the survivors be found to be the driver, and New York police determine that driver was in some way responsible for the crash, that individual could face criminal charges. Even if the driver perished, however, the surviving individuals would be entitled to file personal injury suits against his estate.
Source: myfoxny.com, “1 dead, 2 critically injured in Long Island crash”, Jan. 26, 2015