When approaching a school, drivers must exercise extra caution, obey street signs and use common sense. Failure to do so could lead to a car accident, especially in a densely populated place like Long Island.
Less than an hour's drive east of Manhattan, a terrible accident caused severe injuries to several people near a school when one car jumped lanes and struck a car carrying an elderly couple.
Police reported that the accident occurred at 10:00 in the morning. The driver of the car drove into the opposite lane and hit a car with two people in their mid-60s inside. The report also stated that the driver had hit a 28-year-old man on the crosswalk between two schools prior to going into the wrong lane.
The driver of the vehicle and the couple sustained severe injuries. The pedestrian victim was identified by witnesses as a Latin teacher; he suffered a compound leg fracture. The charges against the driver area not yet determined.
New York State laws are strict when it comes to accidents. A driver is not only liable for hitting another car but also for hitting a pedestrian. Furthermore, charges could also be compounded if evidence of distracted driving or drunk driving is a factor.
According to police, they will investigate the matter further to determine if speeding was also a factor in the accident.
Victims of a car accident usually find themselves dealing with a lot of pain and suffering. The suffering is not confined only to physical and emotional suffering but can also present extreme financial challenges. The victim of a car accident should consult with a committed and experienced personal injury legal professional.
A personal injury legal professional who is experienced in insurance issues and compensatory claims may help to procure compensation for the victims to cover lost wages, medical expenses and other accident-related expenses.
Source: CBS New York, "Several Injured In Crash Outside Long Island Schools; 1 Arrested," March 1, 2013