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One Person Killed In Ithaca Car Accident On East Shore Drive

One Person Died In Ithaca Collision Along East Shore Drive

One Person Killed In Ithaca Car Accident On East Shore Drive

ITHACA, NEW YORK (April 10, 2022) – One person has tragically died in a Ithaca car accident on East Shore Drive.

Thompkins County police officials are saying that the collision took place around 5:10 p.m. on Monday. A BMW and second vehicle were involved in a collision that ejected one person.

They were thrown in to the roadway and sustained major trauma. Despite life-saving measures, they died due to the severity of their injuries.

The Ithaca police department is continuing to investigate the crash.

Liability In New York Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes. In 2013, the US crash death rate was more than twice the average of other high-income countries.” There are a number of steps that drivers and passengers can take in order to be safe.

  • Every person in a car should wear a seatbelt.
  • All drivers should obey posted speed limits.
  • All drivers should abstain from alcohol or substances that could impair them.

All drivers must use caution in order to avoid causing car accidents. Many collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous lane changes. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code § 1128, no person shall change the course of their vehicle from the lane they are in unless such a movement can be done safely. If a driver makes an unsafe lane change, they could face civil liability in the event of a collision. Victims of car accidents often suffer very serious and costly injuries including:

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

Victims of car accidents are protected by a number of laws. The family of any person that died due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that can come with the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one. 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 person that died in this accident. Anyone 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.

Do you need more information about an Ithaca 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 more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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