July 10, 2011 – Long Island, New York – In a report from NBC New York, a woman is killed in a high speed chase in Long Island. The chase began at the Tanger Outlet Center at approximately 1 p.m. A call had come in that 3 people, who had been accused of stealing $4,000 worth of merchandise, were traveling in a Lincoln Town Car. The suspects were spotted by a Suffolk County deputy sheriff on the Long Island Expressway at Exit 67, who then began to follow them. The driver stopped at Exit 64 but as police came to their vehicle, they sped away. The suspects headed southbound on Route 112, then turned west on the north side of Sunset Highway. The chase ended when the SUV crashed into a Subaru at the Lincoln Avenue intersection. Gail Sacher, of Holbrook, was a passenger in the Subaru and was killed. No one else was injured and the 3 suspects were arrested. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in 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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