All of us who have spent any time behind the wheel of a vehicle have exceeded the speed limit from time to time. Doing so is illegal, and while we understand this most of us see this violation as one that’s basically harmless. This is especially so when traffic is light. However, speeding can be dangerous and deadly, and tragically speed is what was believed to have been a factor in a terrible single-vehicle Long Island car accident that occurred yesterday morning that killed two people and critically injured three others.
According to the authorities, this single-vehicle Long Island car accident occurred yesterday morning at approximately 5:45 a.m. The driver of a Nissan sedan was heading in a westbound direction on the Southern State Parkway at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle hear Exit 23. The car crashed into a tree violently, and two passengers were killed instantly. Three other people including the driver were critically injured, and none of the names of those involved were released.
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 horrific Long Island car accident. We also hope that the people who were injured are able to survive the harm they have suffered. 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 Accident Lawyers
If it turns out that the driver was at fault for this Long Island car accident, it could prompt the filings of several different claims against this person both by the family members of the people who were killed and by the passengers who were critically injured. If these claims are filed and they’re successful, it could lead to awards of damages to the plaintiffs that will compensate them for their different forms of loss.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of those harmed for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.