Though it probably does not occur to many people while they are driving, the act of operating a motor vehicle is one that requires precision and care. With experience, driving may start to feel like second nature and drivers may not be aware of just how precise their movements are. But no matter how comfortable someone may be behind the wheel, it is always necessary to devote one’s full attention to the road while driving. One small mistake can have massive, sometimes fatal consequences.
Sadly, a recent car accident in New York had devastating consequences. According to reports, one person suffered fatal injuries after an accident occurred on a Sunday afternoon. A vehicle headed westbound on a New York highway crossed the center line. As a result, it drove head on into an eastbound vehicle, causing a devastating crash to occur.
The driver whose vehicle crossed the center line and struck the other vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was tragically killed in the accident. A passenger in that vehicle was also taken to a nearby hospital with what were considered minor injuries. New York State Police were conducting an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident.
When it is revealed that a fatal accident was caused by the negligent actions of another party involved, the loved ones of victims may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The loved ones of victims are often forced to shoulder a number of financial burdens, including medical expenses, funeral costs and costs resulting from vehicle damages. While grieving for the loss of a loved one, they should not have to suffer with these financial strains.
Source: WKTV News, “Two-car accident kills one in Little Falls,” May 11, 2014