New York drivers must remain vigilant while on the roads. This is to protect not only their safety, but the safety of their passengers as well. When motorists fail to do so, they increase the risk of causing car accidents. One man was killed in a recent crash while riding with another person.
Few details of the collision have been released at this time. Police reported that two cars were involved, though the driver responsible has yet to be determined. The accident is said to have occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 87 and caused northbound traffic delays for several hours.
A passenger in one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. No injuries were reported regarding the two drivers. New York State Police troopers are still investigating the incident to piece together the events leading up to the crash as well as to determine the ultimate cause.
Typically, when a victim is injured in a collision, he or she may be entitled to file a personal injury claim in civil court against the party or parties believed to be responsible. Similarly, when victims are killed in car accidents, their families may choose to file wrongful death claims in civil court. These types of claims, when successfully presented, can provide plaintiffs with monetary damages that can be used to help pay for medical bills, funeral costs and any other related expenses. Anyone interested in learning about such claims could speak with an experienced New York personal injury attorney to obtain more information as well as assistance in filing.
Source: U.S. News & World Report, "Police Identify Victim in Fatal Thruway Crash Over Weekend", Oct. 16, 2017