New York two vehicle accident kills 1, injures 2

Some car accidents in New York involve a single vehicle. Others involve two or more vehicles, in which case the chance of multiple injuries or death is greater. The New York State Police are in the process of investigating a car accident that killed one person and injured two others on Interstate 95 in Rye.

The accident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. in the southbound lanes. It was at that time that a vehicle and a military Humvee collided with one another. As a result, one of the vehicles rolled over and two people were ejected. The Humvee, part of the Connecticut Army National Guard, was on its way to Fort Dix in New Jersey.

According to reports, the passenger in the vehicle that rolled over was killed. The driver of that same vehicle was taken to the hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was also being treated for an unspecified injury.

Following the accident, traffic backed up, as only one southbound lane on the interstate was open as authorities investigated.

Anybody who has driven on the interstate is well aware of how fast vehicles can travel. While nobody knows if speed was a factor in this accident, when two vehicles collide on the interstate, there is always the chance of serious damage, injuries and death. In the event that you are injured in such an accident, and the other party is negligent, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the at-fault party. This holds true even if police do not pursue charges.

Source: WABC-TV, “Deadly accident involving military vehicle in Rye, New York” Aug. 07, 2014