Alexandria Police Officials Investigating Fatal Car Accident Involving Amish Buggy and Pickup Truck
ALEXANDRIA, NEW YORK (December 16, 2023) – Two children have tragically died in an Alexandria buggy accident involving a pickup truck on County Route 2.
Alexandria police officials are saying that the incident took place on Friday. The driver of a pickup truck was involved in a collision with an Amish buggy.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Six people in the buggy were seriously injured. Sadly, two children died in the collision.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Alexandria Car Accidents
Thousands of people are injured or killed in car accidents every year. According to the IIHS, “There were 39,508 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2021 in which 42,939 deaths occurred. This resulted in 12.9 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.37 deaths per 100 million miles traveled. The fatality rate per 100,000 people ranged from 5.7 in Rhode Island to 26.2 in Mississippi.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any car accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents. Drivers are much more likely to lose control of their vehicle at higher speeds. They are also much less likely to stop in time in the event of an emergency. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that hits another vehicle in their own lane of travel.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
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