October 13, 2011 – Long Island, N.Y. – According to a news story from The Wall Street Journal, a mother and her 7-year-old son were killed in a 2-vehicle car crash on Saturday, October 8. The fatal car accident took place in the morning, when Keri Trinca, 30, of Manorville, collided with a van on Ocean View Boulevard. The driver of the van hasn’t been identified and the cause of the accident is still under investigation. Trinca was pronounced dead at the scene of the car accident. Her 3 children were transported to a hospital, where her 7-year-old son later died. Trinca’s other 2 children, 2- and 4-years-old, were listed in critical condition. The driver of the van and a passenger received treatment for non life-threatening injuries. When a car accident is caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to collect compensation. You should speak with a Long Island car accident attorney to learn what legal options are available. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York.
To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York include:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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