Nearly anyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle understands that doing so involves taking on some element of risk involving other motorists and the possibility that someone else on the road will make a mistake. However, people driving and riding in ambulances may feel that they are more noticed than other vehicles on the road and therefore perhaps a bit safer. Tragically, that turned out to be untrue last night as an ambulance was hit in a head-on fashion by another driver in a Staten Island car accident. Two people were killed and two others were injured in this crash that police continue to investigate.
According to the authorities, this Staten Island car accident occurred last night at just after 7 p.m. A private ambulance was driving down Hylan Boulevard at that time and as it neared the intersection with Seacrest Avenue, it was hit violently and directly head-on by the driver of a BMW SUV who allegedly crossed the median. The crash killed the driver of the BMW and the 58-year-old driver of the ambulance, and two other people were seriously injured in the crash.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of both people who were killed in this Staten Island car accident. We also hope that the police investigation leads to a fast and accurate conclusion. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding 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 Wrongful Death Lawyers
It seems that more investigation regarding this Staten Island car accident would be useful, but if the driver of the BMW was at fault for the crash, the family of the ambulance driver who was killed could file a New York wrongful death lawsuit against that driver’s estate. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, the family could recover damages that compensate them for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love to a negligent or a reckless driver, you need to seek the help of New York wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.