September 13, 2012 – East Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Wall Street Journal reported that a 75-year-old woman was killed when she turned left onto Route 110 and was struck by another vehicle on Aug. 27.
Judith Stein, of East Meadow, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The other driver, Willie John Seegers, 25, of Bay Shore, received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver at fault in a left-turn accident is often the one making the turn. That driver is expected to turn only when it’s safe to do so. However, there are exceptions to this rule, such as if the driver going straight went through a red light or the driver going straight was speeding.
One of the determinations in this fatal two car crash will be if it was safe for the left turn to be made. The investigation into this particular accident is ongoing. To learn more about establishing fault in a left-turn accident, contact a Long Island car accident lawyer.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 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 frequently will 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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