A local woman from Manhattan was killed last weekend after her car went off the side of the road and struck a light pole. After the woman’s car hit the pole, the vehicle then flipped over. The driver was then throw part way through the window of the vehicle, explains a witness. The police report did not state whether or not the woman was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the car accident. The woman was dead by the time that rescue crews arrived on the scene.
At this point it was unknown what caused the woman’s vehicles to leave the road while traveling at such high speeds. Police did not immediately suspect alcohol as a factor in the incident. There are many other possible distractions that might have caused the erratic driving, says a reporter.
The woman, who was in her mid-twenties, was a much loved local school teacher. Her students spent the last few days sharing their memories of her and writing remembrances. The school had some grief counselors available for students to talk so that they could sort out their feelings.
The crash shut down the freeway on Long Island for several hours last Sunday. Police were on the site for several hours while they documented the accident and then cleared the pieces of the vehicle. The woman’s body was removed by ambulance while they waited for the family to claim her body.
School officials said that they were unaware of any problems that the woman was having. The police report states that the woman was driving a vehicle that was over 15 years old. The age of the vehicle could have been a factor in the event. But at this point, any guess as to the exact cause of the accident would be pure speculation, believes a cop.
Services have not yet been planned for the woman and the teacher’s family was unavailable for comment. Police have issued a request that anyone who has any information regarding the accident contact them. The police will continue to investigate the event.
If you were injured as a result of a car accident, you should contact a New York Car Accident Attorney to assist you in dealing with the police and insurance companies.