Two men are in critical condition after a head-on collision on Staten Island just after midnight on May 11, according to local sources. The two-car accident has hospitalized both drivers involved in the crash. Apparently, New York police are still trying to piece together exactly what happened, so, for the moment, no charges have been filed.
It appears that a 27-year-old man was traveling northbound at the same time a second vehicle, driven by an 18-year-old man, was heading south. The car driven by the younger man jumped the median for reasons unknown and collided head-on with the northbound car. The two vehicles were badly damaged in the crash.
Both men were rushed to local hospitals with injuries described as critical. It has been confirmed that the 18-year-old driver suffered trauma to his head in the collision, and the other man’s specific condition is unknown. At this time it is unclear whether either man will pull through. Police are still determining what caused the younger driver to move into the oncoming lane, but so far they have not charged either driver with an infraction.
It is not common for a car to lose control in this way, so New York police will continue their investigation to determine why the younger driver lost control. If it becomes clear that negligence or recklessness played a role in the car accident, it is possible the younger driver will face criminal charges for his part in the accident. Regardless, the other injured man may be entitled to file a personal injury suit against him and any other owners of his vehicle, should sufficient evidence point to culpability on his part.
Source: pix11.com, “Two men in critical condition after head-on crash in Staten Island“, May 11, 2015