Many collisions across the country come at the hands of a negligent driver. Cases of drunken or distracted driving have become a common occurrence, often leading to serious injury, or worse. Driving under similar circumstances increases the potential for a dangerous car accident to occur. A man is seriously injured and a woman is dead after a recent accident in New York.
The collision happened late at night when a man driving a sedan crossed into the wrong lane of traffic and hit an SUV. The female driver of the SUV sustained multiple injuries and was rushed to the hospital, but she unfortunately died shortly after. The male driver was also taken to the hospital after being removed from his vehicle and is reportedly in critical condition.
Police have initiated an investigation into the crash, likely to determine why the man crossed into oncoming traffic. So far, there has been no indication of driving under the influence. If his condition causes him to currently be unable to answer questions, it may take a while to determine if distracted or tired driving played any part in the collision. If the investigation determines him to be at fault in the accident, he may be held accountable.
A car accident of this nature can often have disastrous results. End-of-life expenses can be extensive, often causing surviving family members to experience periods of significant financial burden. When facing similar circumstances, many choose to seek restitution through a claim against the negligent party. Since this can be complex, families in New York often speak with an experienced attorney for assistance in navigating the process.
Source: Hicksville, NY Patch, “1 Killed, 1 Seriously Hurt in 2-Car Crash in Westbury“, Paige McAtee, Feb. 21, 2017