A serious crash in the Lincoln Tunnel sent several people to the hospital, according to local sources. The car accident was responded to by New York authorities on the morning of Sept. 2. An investigation into the cause of the crash is still underway according to the FDNY and local police.
The accident report is sketchy as of this writing, but it has been confirmed that a red vehicle entered the Tunnel at what is described as a high rate of speed before crashing into a minivan. The minivan then crashed into the back of a bus. Several people were hurt in the collision, including one man who complained of chest pains and was taken to a local hospital, where he apparently entered cardiac arrest and passed away.
Several other people sustained serious injuries, while more escaped with only moderate injuries. Police have not yet filed official charges against any of the drivers involved in the crash, but they have not ruled out the possibility of doing so as of this report. The investigation is still being conducted by FDNY and police officials.
Obviously without all the pieces of the puzzle it is impossible for anyone to have a fully accurate picture of what actually happened in the Tunnel. However, based on preliminary evidence, it appears the initial driver may have been responsible for the car accident. If New York authorities are able to prove this conclusively, he or she could be held criminally accountable for the accident. Injured parties would be entitled to file personal injury suits in civil court against this individual, and the family of the deceased man would be able to file a wrongful death suit as well.
Source: nj.com, “Seven injured in Lincoln Tunnel bus accident, center tube shut: reports“, Summer Dawn Hortillosa, Sept. 2, 2014