New York drivers can take a variety of steps to protect themselves against motor vehicle accidents and the injuries that can be caused by them. Drivers can make sure their vehicles are in good working order, wear seatbelts, and be as alert and observant as possible when behind the wheel to avoid situations that can, and sometimes do, occur.
Still, a driver who fails to obey the rules of the road can appear at any time, no matter how much a responsible driver uses care and caution. Drivers are involved in car accidents every day that result in injuries and even death. When it comes to personal injuries, motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause. Drivers, passengers and even pedestrians are at risk.
This was the case that was seen recently in New York. A driver who allegedly ran a red light on Jan. 5 on a Brooklyn street caused an accident that killed two people when he hit a car occupied by two friends returning home after seeing a movie. It was reported that a fourth person was taken to Lutheran Medical Center with critical head injuries, and that the driver of the vehicle that was hit and his passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. The parents of one of the victims reportedly said police told them the driver was traveling at speeds of 70 mph at the time of the crash.
Legal matters arising from a serious motor vehicle accident in which someone has been injured or killed can be complicated and often overwhelming. Tragic accidents can change the lives of the victims and their family members permanently. Parents lose children, friends lose friends, and those injured may have a long and expensive road to recovery ahead of them. It may help to speak with a New York personal injury attorney to explore compensation options.
Source: New York Post, “3 killed in two-car B’klyn smashup horror,” Kevin Fasick, Frank Rosario, Rebecca Harshbarger and Kate Kowsh, Jan. 6, 2013