It is not unusual for roadways to have curves and bends that drivers must travel through. However, accidents and injuries can easily occur when individuals do not navigate such areas of road successfully. In many cases, a driver may fail to remain in the correct lane of travel, and as a result, a serious crash could take place.
It was under these circumstances that a fatal event recently occurred in New York. Reports stated that a 45-year-old man was driving a car east when his vehicle moved into the opposite lane. At that time, another car was heading westbound, and the two vehicles collided head on. The incident resulted in considerable damage to both cars, and the 22-year-old woman driving the second car had to be extricated.
The crash caused the man driving the first vehicle to suffer fatal injuries. The young woman survived the event but suffered serious injuries. She was flown from the scene to an area hospital in order to receive treatment. Additional information on her condition and the accident itself was not available, but it was noted that the investigation was ongoing at the time of the report.
No matter the circumstances under which such accidents and injuries occur, they can be devastating situations for everyone involved. Though the driver considered at fault for this New York incident died as a result, the injured woman could still potentially file a personal injury claim against his estate should she wish to pursue compensation for damages. Gaining information on this legal option could help her determine whether it may suit her circumstances.
Source: NBC New York, “Mustang Driver Dies in Montauk Highway Crash, 2nd Driver Extricated and Flown to Hospital: Police“, July 20, 2017