It is a sad fact that every year countless citizens of New York lose their lives in road accidents. A moment’s inattentiveness, fatigue, bad weather conditions or an unexpected distraction, any of these things can result in an accident. Some people are fortunate and come out unscathed. However, all too often the victims of a car crash suffer serious injuries or even death.
This was the unfortunate circumstance in Uniondale, New York, when a one-car accident claimed the lives of two men. The 22-year-old driver and his passenger, aged 31, were said to have been on the road just after midnight. For reasons unknown, the vehicle appears to have run out of control, crashing into the center median of the road.
After the impact, the car is believed to have passed through the lanes of traffic colliding with a tree. A trooper diverting traffic from the scene is also said to have been injured when another driver crashed into a police cruiser. His accident was deemed to be minor, but he was removed from the scene on a stretcher.
The two men were said to have been heading home from a bowling alley in Garden City. Now their families struggle to come to terms with their loss. Sadly, it is a plight faced by many and it is difficult to know what to do next. If you lose a loved one in a car accident, an attorney may be able to support you. He or she can advise you on your legal options and may be able to assist you in pursuing an insurance claim, or seeking compensation from the responsible party.
Source: CBS New York, “Police Investigating Fatal Overnight Crash On Meadowbrook State Parkway,” Sep 22, 2014