One Person Killed In Beekmantown Car Accident Along State Route 22
BEEKMANTOWN, NEW YORK (April 10, 2022) – One person has tragically died in a Beekmantown car accident along State Route 22.
Clinton County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. A 20-year-old driver was heading down the roadway when another vehicle entered their lane.
The 20-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and went into an embankment before flipping over. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.
An 18-year-old passenger in the car sadly died due to their injuries. A full investigation into the Beekmantown collision remains ongoing.
Liability In Beekmantown Car Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, “Compared to 2011, 2020 motor-vehicle deaths increased by more than 19% while the mileage death rate has increased by more than 21% and the vehicle registration death rate increased 10%.” There are many factors that could potentially contribute to collisions including:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
All drivers must exercise due care in order to prevent collisions. Many accidents are due to drivers that make dangerous lane changes. According to New York Vehicle Code § 1128, no person shall move from the lane that they are in unless such a movement can be made with relative safety. Lane change accidents are more likely to occur when drivers fail to check their blind spots. There are many steps that should be taken after any collision.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any person that dies due to the negligence of another driver may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is extremely important that evidence is preserved after any collision. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the teenager that died in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about a Beekmantown 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 negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.