A serious accident is still under investigation by the Port Authority after a vehicle crashed into a tractor-trailer. Law enforcement responded to the New York car accident around 2 a.m. on March 8. It is unclear whether the driver survived the accident, but one person has been confirmed killed and another was hospitalized.
The accident occurred on the George Washington Bridge, where a passenger vehicle carrying four individuals crashed into a tractor-trailer. What caused the crash is still under investigation, but it has been confirmed that two of the four passengers were pinned inside the vehicle and had to be cut out by Port Authority workers. The status of the other two passengers is unknown.
The cause of the accident is still unknown as of this writing, but it is hoped a reconstruction may be able to shed light on why the car hit the tractor-trailer. Police have not publicly commented on any possible factors in the crash, including intoxication or recklessness on the part of the driver. However, these avenues of investigation will doubtless be explored before the investigation is concluded.
New York authorities will continue to probe this car accident until it is determined why the car struck the tractor-trailer. If it becomes clear it was the fault of the passenger vehicle’s driver, should that individual have survived the crash, that person may face criminal charges. In either case, the injured and/or representatives of the deceased parties may wish to file personal injury or wrongful death suits against the party deemed responsible, in a civil court setting.
Source: New York Post, “One dead in George Washington Bridge car crash“, Dana Sauchelli, March 8, 2015