November 9, 2011 – New York, N.Y. – In a report from My Fox New York, a young woman was killed and her teen brother was critically injured after an accident on a New York Highway. The fatal car accident took place on Sunday, October 30, after an unexpected storm came through the city. The woman, 20, and her brother, 19, were heading west in a 2002 Chevy Venture on Cross Bronx Expressway, when they were involved in the accident. The cause of the car crash was due to icy road conditions and gawking at an accident that had previously occurred in the eastbound direction, police said. The siblings parked and exited the vehiclein order to inspect the damage to the other automobile they had just driven by, when a 1999 Toyota Corolla slammed into them. The impact caused the siblings to be thrown over a concrete barrier, where they fell below onto Bruckner Boulevard and Brush Avenue. They were both taken to Jacobi Medical Center. The teen’s condition is critical but the sister died from her injuries.
If you were seriously injured in a car crash, speak to a New York personal injury attorney for advice on what legal options may be 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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