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One Person Killed In Yonkers Wrong Way Car Accident on Interstate 87

One Person Died In Yonkers Car Accident Along Interstate 87

One Person Killed In Yonkers Wrong Way Car Accident on Interstate 87

YONKERS, NEW YORK (April 11, 2023) – At least one person has tragically died in a Yonkers head-on car accident on Interstate 87 not far from Exit 1.

Yonkers police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:41 a.m. on Sunday. An Acura was traveling southbound in northbound lanes of traffic when it collided head-on with a Honda.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. One person died due to their injuries and two other people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Yonkers Car Accidents

Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of collisions that a person can be involved in. Only around 2% of all car accidents are head-on collisions. But these incidents account for over 10% of traffic fatalities. The vast majority of head-on collisions are preventable and due to driver error. There are a number of factors that could possibly contribute to a head-on collision.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1180, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique 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 Yonkers collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. This was a preventable tragedy that should not have taken place.

Do you need more information about a Yonkers car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys 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.


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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.