One Person Died In Wallkill Collision Along Interstate 84
WALLKILL, NEW YORK (February 1, 2023) – One person was killed in a two vehicle collision in the Town of Wallkill along Interstate 84, according to New York State Police.
Wallkill police officials are saying that the collision took place around 2:10 p.m. on Sunday. Two vehicles collided in the roadway causing one of the vehicles to go down an embankment.
One of the drivers was ejected from their vehicle. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Sadly, one person died due to the severity of their injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Wallkill Car Accidents
There are a number of factors that could contribute to a car accident. According to the FMCSA, “Fatigue, drinking alcohol, and speeding are major factors in motor vehicle crashes overall. Although their presence does not always result in a crash, these three factors, as well as other driver, vehicle, and environmental factors, can increase the risk that a crash will occur.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any car accident.
- Surveillance footage of the accident should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
It can be difficult to know where to begin after any collision. But it is important for accident victims to know that they have rights. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the costs that can come with the sudden loss of a loved one.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
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. 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.