The New York Accident Report by Banville Law is a weekly recap of recent accidents that took place in the State of New York.
The report this week covers various types of accidents in New York State, including car crashes, truck accidents, and a pedestrian hit by a car.
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A 29-year-old Mastic man was speeding on the Sunrise Highway in Patchogue and passed a marked police car causing him to crash into a cement column. The young man was thrown through the open sunroof of his car on Tuesday afternoon.
The man was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment, he is believed to have been critically injured.
The crash is being investigated by the Suffolk County police.
On Tuesday, a 17-year-old college student was killed in a car crash on Long Island. According to Suffolk County police, the crash took place on Tuesday morning near the Suffolk County Community College campus in Brentwood.
Police state that the college student was pulled off the roadway as he moved southbound on Crooked Hill Road after he had been involved in a minor crash. The young man was hit by a car after he got out of his own car. The student was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver who hit him is an 81-year-old man, he was taken to the hospital for observation.
A 19-year-old man from Warwick died on Monday afternoon after he crashed his car into a bridge abutment on Interstate 84 in Wallkill Town.
It is not known why the man left the roadway, driving westbound, and then hit the bridge abutment head-on. First responders called in a medical helicopter at first but the request was canceled once the man was pronounced dead at the scene by a medical examiner.
In this crash, no other cars were involved. Westbound lanes were closed off for nearly two and one-half hours, and traffic was backed up for several miles.
Investigations are still being carried out to determine the cause of the crash.
The Onondaga County Sheriff's office reported that a 45-year-old central New York man, who was a resident of the Onondaga Indian Nation, was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash on Monday. The man identified as Richard Isaac was traveling southbound on Route 11-A south of Syracuse when he was thrown out after losing control of his ATV.
Isaac was not wearing a helmet and unfortunately, suffered a serious head injury. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Upstate University Hospital.
According to the sheriff's investigation reports, the deputies are of the understanding that Isaac lost control of his ATV while trying to avoid an animal on the roadway.
A 61-year-old man died after he walked out into a car path on Staten Island on Monday. The man suffered serious head trauma after the accident took place at the intersection of Bay Street and Hylan Boulevard.
The pedestrian was struck and killed when a car entered the intersection where the man stepped into.
State police reported that a 49-year-old man died while driving a liquid manure hauler that crashed on a rural road in western New York. Troopers say the man was driving a tractor-trailer in Wyoming County on Monday when a curve caused him to lose control of the vehicle. The truck veered into another lane, overturned, and crashed into a utility pole and tree before coming to a halt in a ditch.
According to troopers the truck driver was hurled out of his vehicle and died. In addition, a state hazardous materials team came to the scene in order to clean up the 5,000 gallons of liquid manure that came from the truck’s ruptured tank.
These are just some of the incidents that have occurred in the state of New York. The accidents reported in this article were unfortunately fatal, however, in some cases, some accidents can be avoided.
If you or someone close to you was involved in an accident that was as a result of some form of negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering endured. You can even file a lawsuit for wrongful death.