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One Person Killed Canton Car Accident On Irish Settlement Road

Canton Car Accident Leaves One Person Dead On Irish Settlement Road

One Person Killed Canton Car Accident On Irish Settlement Road

TOWN OF CANTON, NEW YORK (April 17, 2022) – One person was killed in a car accident along Irish Settlement Road in the Town of Canton.

Canton police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. A car was driving down the road when it veered off the road and hit a tree.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. A passenger in the car was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Sadly, they died due to the severity of their injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Town of Canton Car Accidents

Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the IIHS, “There were 33,244 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2019 in which 36,096 deaths occurred. This resulted in 11.0 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.11 deaths per 100 million miles traveled.” There are a number of common causes of car accidents.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Driver fatigue

If a driver was speeding prior to a crash, they could be held at fault through a civil claim. Drivers are more likely to lose control of their vehicles when they are speeding. Even driving the speed limit could potentially be dangerous depending on the prevailing conditions of the road. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Head trauma

The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after a collision. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the 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 deepest condolences to the family of the victim that died in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim’s family.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a collision? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights.  Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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