When you get into a vehicle with someone, you probably don’t think that the ride will end with you seriously injured or dead. Unfortunately, there are a host of issues on the roadways that can lead to accidents that cause serious injuries or death. For one man, a single-car crash on the Long Island Expressway in New York ended in his death.
The accident occurred at approximately 2:15 in the morning on New Year’s Day in Queens, when a man driving a 2001 Nissan Xtera struck the median at Parsons Boulevard. The vehicle flipped over and slid until it slammed into a tree. The 26-year-old male passenger sitting in the front died within minutes of the car accident. The 26-year-old driver was taken to New York Hospital Queens with head and body trauma and was listed in critical condition. A 1-year-old baby and a 37-year-old female were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
There are many reasons why a driver might end up having a single-car accident. These reasons include distraction or drunk driving. While the cause of this crash wasn’t reported, one man lost his life and two people besides the driver were injured.
If you have been the victim of a car accident due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you might have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. You might also be entitled to compensation if you lost a loved one in a car accident. Seeking the advice of an experienced New York personal injury attorney can help you to determine what type of compensation you might be entitled to receive for claims such as medical bills, mental anguish or other related damages.
Source: New York Daily News, “Deadly car flip on Long Island Expressway kills passenger” Tina Moore and Mark Morales, Jan. 01, 2014