Flanders Head-On Car Accident Injured One Person
FLANDERS, NEW YORK (July 31, 2023) – One person has tragically died in a Flanders head-on car accident along County Road 104 by County Road 105.
Flanders police officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:03 p.m. on Sunday. A driver crossed into opposing lanes of traffic and hit another vehicle.
One of the drivers removed the rear license plate from his vehicle and then left the scene. That driver was later located at his residence and admitted to leaving the scene without first reporting the accident.
At least one person was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Flanders Hit-And-Run Accidents
Thousands of people are injured or killed in hit-and-run collisions every year. According to the AAA Foundation, “In 2016, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes resulting in 2,049 fatalities. This is the highest annual number of hit-and-run fatalities or crashes recorded since NHTSA began compiling statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 1975.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a car accident.
- A driver may be intoxicated.
- A driver may be distracted.
- A driver may be fatigued.
- A driver may be speeding.
It is illegal to cross into opposing lanes of traffic. Drivers could face criminal liability if they flee any accident that causes injury or death. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with a serious collision. A car accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the person injured in this Flanders hit-and-run accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Flanders car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.