October 27, 2011 – Staten Island, N.Y. – According to a report from My Fox New York, an SUV accident leads to 1 fatality and injuries to 5 others. The single-vehicle accident occurred early on Sunday morning, October 23 on the Staten Island Expressway, when an SUV carrying 7 people flipped over. The driver of the 2006 Dodge Durango, Nigel Siboo, 41, apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a guardrail. The SUV ended up on its roof in a grassy median. Rabindra Sawh, 45, was a passenger inside the SUV and was pronounced dead at the scene. Siboo, along with 2 other passengers, was taken to Richmond University Medical Center. He has been charged with reckless assault but more charges could be coming, pending results from a blood alcohol test. Two other passengers were taken to Staten Island University hospital and were listed in stable condition. Another passenger refused to receive medical attention. 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 New York motor vehicle accidents 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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