One Vehicle Caught Fire Following Deadly Middletown Collision
MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK (May 27, 2023) – One person has tragically died following a two vehicle collision by Thompson Hollow Road and Jensen Road.
Middletown police officials are saying that the accident took place on Monday. Two vehicles collided in the intersection under unclear conditions.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Sadly, one person died due to the severe nature of their injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Middletown Car Accidents
Speed remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, “Speeding was a factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities in 2021, killing 12,330, or an average of over 33 people per day. The total number of fatal motor-vehicle crashes attributable to speeding was 11,057.” There are a number of other factors that could contribute to a collision including:
- Poor road conditions
- Driver intoxication
- Disregarding stop signs
- Driver fatigue
All drivers a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid accidents. If a driver fails to slow down and hits another vehicle, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is important that all evidence is preserved after any collision.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed 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 took place.
Do you need more information about a Middletown car accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here for you. 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 a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.