Two People Died In Car Accident along the Southern State Parkway In West Islip
WEST ISLIP, NEW YORK (July 17, 2022) – Two people were tragically killed in a West Islip car accident along the Southern State Parkway after their vehicle hit a tree.
West Islip police officials are saying that the accident took place around 1:14 a.m. on Monday. A Land Rover was traveling down the road at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and struck a tree.
The car later burst into flames following the crash. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the injured.
The driver and a female passenger in the car both died. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In West Islip Car Accidents
Speed is one of the most common contributing factors for car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2020, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” There are many other factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver fatigue
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
When a driver is negligent and causes an accident, they can be held to account through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, insurance companies will fight hard to deny liability for any collision. 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
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a West Islip car accident? 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 more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.