A serious accident on Long Island on the early morning of Oct. 25 left one person dead and two more in the hospital. The car accident involved a taxi van and an airport van, according to New York police. So far, no charges have been filed in association with the accident, and police are still investigating the cause of the crash.
The specifics leading up to the crash are unclear, but it has been confirmed that the two vehicles struck head-on. The driver of one of the two vans, a 51-year-old man, was ejected from his vehicle and killed on impact. He was pronounced dead by medical personnel on the scene. The passenger in his vehicle, as well as the driver of the other van, also suffered injuries.
The extent of those injuries was not part of the official police report at the time of this writing. However, both individuals are believed to still be alive under medical care. Police have not been forthcoming as to a possible cause for the crash, but it does not appear alcohol, negligence or high speed have been ruled out at this time.
As the New York police investigation proceeds, more information about the car accident will doubtless come to light. Hopefully some of this information will be helpful in aiding police in either charging the surviving driver with a crime or else determining culpability on the part of the deceased driver. In either case, the injured parties will be entitled to file personal injury suits against the driver who survived or the estate of the driver who died — whichever party is deemed to have been responsible for the collision. If the surviving driver is found culpable, the deceased driver’s estate will be entitled to file a wrongful death suit against him.
Source: CBS New York, “1 Dead, 2 Injured In Crash On Long Island“, Oct. 25, 2014