Earlier this week, two people, a man and a woman, were killed in a head on collision as the woman moved into oncoming traffic. The two vehicles, both pickup trucks, were totaled as they smashed into each other. The man’s truck, at the time of the car accident, was a horse trailer which was also damaged in the collision.
The woman driving her pickup truck was at fault in the in accident; she was breaking the posted no passing signs in an attempt to pass a third vehicle which was on the road. In an attempt to pass the other vehicle quickly, the woman driver was traveling at dangerously high speeds, reports a witness. As she moved into oncoming traffic to attempt to pass, the two pickup trucks collided head on.
It is unknown exactly what speed the vehicles were traveling at the time of the incident. However, based on the damage to the two vehicles, the woman’s speed was dangerously high. At this point, there is no suspicion of drugs or alcohol being involved.
While we may never know what caused the woman to make this risky move, it is even more surprising in light of the fact that there was a toddler in the vehicle at the time. The report noted that the child survived the collision with only minor injuries. There was also a horse in the horse trailer at the time; the horse managed to escape the event uninjured.
Because of the narrow road where the accident occurred, it look police crews a long time to clear the accident and the road was shut down for several hours as emergencies crews removed the vehicles and the people involved.
Because there is little question that the woman who died was at fault in the accident, there will not be charges filed. Assuming that both drivers were properly insured, the insurance companies in The Bronx and Brooklyn will determine the liability and monetary compensation to each of the deceased estates. Services were planned for each of the drivers, but further details were not available at this point.
If you have lost a loved one in an automobile accident, you should contact a New York Car Accident Attorney.