Four young men are dead after an unfortunate car accident. The young men, all of whom were in their early 20’s, were riding together in a midsize sedan at the time of the collision, explains a witness.
The midsized sedan was driving at a reasonable speed when something distracted the driver and caused him to veer off to the side of the road. Weather was not considered to be a factor in this incident, so it is being presumed, at this time, that the source of the distraction was inside the car. Because all four men died in the accident, it is likely that what exactly happened in those tragic few moments will never be known.
After the car swerved off the road, the driver attempted to correct his error and turned the car back into his lane. The car overcorrected and moved into a more center lane. The lane was occupied at the time by a large pickup truck. The sedan was broadsided by the pickup truck. The passenger side of the sedan was demolished. The speed of the truck at the time of the accident was not immediately available.
Whether or not the pickup truck driver was aware, at the time of the accident, of the erratic driving of the sedan remains to be discovered; the truck driver and his passenger had to seek medical attention immediately following the accident so police were not able to fully question them.
The three of the young men in the car were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the incident. This inevitably led to the accident being more tragic that it would have been if they had been properly restrained. The police have not commented on whether or not they suspect that alcohol was a factor in this accident, although there will assuredly be further investigation due to the severity of the accident.
The families involved may pursue charges against the driver, although no such motions have been filed at this time. The driver Staten Island of the truck and his passenger from Westchester are still recovering from their minor injuries.
If you have been injured in a car accident and need assistance in pressing charges, you should seek assistance from a NYC Car Accident Attorney.