Driver and Passenger Killed When Vehicle Hit and Crushed by LIRR Train

car-accident5When drivers encounter railroad tracks and they see that warning lights are flashing, their obvious reaction should be to stop and to stay clear of those tracks so that a passing train can pass by without incident.  However, when a driver is not paying attention and as a result those warning signs are ignored, the situation can immediately lead to total disaster.  Sadly, that’s what police suspect occurred just prior to a New York car accident yesterday that killed a car’s driver and passenger when it was hit and all but obliterated by a Long Island Railroad Equipment train.

According to the authorities, this New York car accident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. yesterday morning when the driver of a Nissan sedan either did not see or ignored the warning lights and signs for the oncoming train.  As a result, the vehicle moved onto the tracks and it was hit by the train approximately one mile east of the Brentwood station.  The vehicle was completely destroyed to the point where the bodies were burned beyond recognition.  The train and the vehicle finally came to a stop at the Central Islip station.  

New York Car Accident Statistics

First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of the people who were killed in this terrible New York car accident.  We hope that police are able to definitively uncover a cause for the crash soon.  In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics that relate to New York car accidents.  Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these occurrences.

New York Accident Lawyers

Police indicated that it’s possible that the driver may have caused this New York car accident because he was talking on his cell phone.  If the driver was at fault, it could lead to the filing of a New York wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the passenger who was killed against the estate of the driver.  If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their losses.

If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of families for more than 40 years.  Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.