One Person Died In Staten Island Head-On Car Accident on the New Jersey Turnpike
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (November 22, 2022) – One person has tragically died in a Staten Island head-on car accident along the New Jersey Turnpike.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:35 a.m. on Tuesday. A driver was heading down the roadway in the wrong direction.
That driver hit another vehicle head-on. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Sadly, one person died as a result of their injuries.
Liability For Staten Island Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous type of accidents that a person can be involved in. They account for only around 2% of all collisions but over 10% of all traffic fatalities. The vast majority of head-on collisions are totally preventable and involve some amount of human error. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a head-on collision.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.
It can be difficult to know where to begin after any collision. But it is important to remember that accident victims do have rights. The family of any person that is killed in a collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Staten Island Head-On Collision
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of another driver? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here for you. We care that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into a collision we can help. You can call us anytime at (516) 908-9792.