Head-On Collision On State Route 1 In Alfred Leaves One Person Dead
ALFRED, NEW YORK (July 21, 2023) – One person has tragically died in a head-on car accident along State Route 1 in the Town of Alfred.
New York State Police are saying that the collision took place on Tuesday. A Chevrolet headed on State Route 21 collided with a another Chevrolet headed southbound.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. Despite life-saving measures, one person died due to the severity of their injuries.
Another person was treated for leg injuries. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Alfred Head-On Car Accidents
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of collisions that a person can be involved in. They account for only around 2% of all traffic collisions but over 10% of all traffic fatalities. According to the FMCSA, “Motor vehicle crashes are complex events. Usually they involve two or more vehicles. Elements that influence the occurrence of a crash may take place hours, days, or months before the crash.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take to prevent head on collisions.
- Drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
- Drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
The vast majority of head-on collisions are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. They usually involve drivers that are speeding. The family of any person that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any accident. Evidence is what will ultimately be needed to demonstrate liability.
Liability For New York Head-On Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that died in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Do you need more information about an Alfred head-on car accident? 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.