October 16, 2012 – Long Island, N.Y. – The New York Daily News reported that four teens were killed in a car crash on Long Island. The tragedy occurred on Monday, Oct 8, along Southern State Parkway, when the 17-year-old driver lost control of his Subaru and crashed into several trees.
The impact caused the vehicle to split in two. The driver was the only one to survive and was last reported to still be in the hospital receiving treatment for his injuries. All four of the passengers who died were 18 years old.
Although no charges have been filed, the driver only had a learner’s permit and shouldn’t have been driving at that time of night (the crash occurred at 3:40 a.m.). In addition, the permit only allows for the driver to be supervised by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old.
According to the Wall Street Journal, that wasn’t the only crash to happen along the same stretch of highway that Monday. There were two other single vehicle crashes that occurred on what has been called “dead man’s curve.” Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that in 2010, there were 1,200 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 five 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 are:
- 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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