New York Legal Authority
A two-car accident in New York left one man dead and another with critical injuries on Nov. 11. The accident occurred around 10 p.m. on the Southern State Parkway in Islip Terrace.
A 2004 Buick driven by a 63-year-old Bay Shore man entered the eastbound lanes of the parkway traveling west. A 24-year-old East Islip man was headed east on the parkway in his 1993 Subaru when the Buick struck his car head-on near exit 43A. New York State Police troopers said that the 24-year-old may not have the seen car coming toward him because of foggy conditions.
According to police, the deceased man most likely died on impact. Paramedics took the 63-year-old man to Southside Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition at the time of reports.
Drivers said that the fog, which set in around 10 p.m., may have intensified the confusion on that area of the Southern State Parkway. They described construction barrels and confusing roadway signage between exits 43 and 45 that may have disoriented the 63-year-old man. Members of the community called for the installation of clearer signs and warning lights to decrease the risk of future accidents.
Some of the 63-year-old man’s acquaintances said that they knew of no medical conditions that might have affected the man’s judgment. Police had not yet filed charges against him at the time of reports, but alcohol and drug tests were pending.
Young people who are killed in car accidents often leave behind parents or other older relatives who depended upon them for companionship and care. The emotional pain of losing a loved one is often intensified when surviving family members must make arrangements to replace the services they provided to their households. Personal injury attorneys may be able to advise families of their eligibility to seek compensation from negligent drivers after fatal automobile accidents.
Source: CBS New York , “1 Dead, 1 Injured In Southern State Parkway Wrong-Way Crash“, November 12, 2014
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New York man dies in wrong-way car accident