Drivers who make dangerous maneuvers to avoid traffic congestion may run the unfortunate risk of creating a hazardous situation in the process. The risks of a collision may be even greater when this involves the decision to cross into oncoming lanes of traffic and incidents involving such reckless actions can carry dire or even fatal repercussions. A 9-year-old child was killed during a recent car accident that occurred under similar circumstances in New York.
Recent head-on collision
Law enforcement agents reportedly responded to the scene of a head-on crash involving two vehicles on a recent Wednesday morning. An investigation into the incident indicates that it took place when the driver of a westbound vehicle suddenly crossed into eastbound lanes of traffic. Reports indicate that he proceeded to crash head-on with an eastbound vehicle shortly thereafter.
Authorities indicate that the driver of the first vehicle may have crossed into eastbound lanes to try and bypass traffic congestion in westbound lanes. Reports indicate that a 9-year-old child who was riding as a passenger in the second vehicle died at the scene of the collision. Authorities also advised that up to three others involved in the crash were all taken to nearby hospitals for treatment of unspecified injuries.
Loss of a child
There might be few things as devastating as suffering the untimely loss of a child in a car accident, especially if the incident occurs due to the reckless actions of another driver. Families in New York who experience such a loss may face an understandable desire for answers on their available legal avenues and they could choose to retain the services of an attorney for guidance on the next steps to take. An attorney can help a client understand what to expect and assist him or her in preparing to pursue the compensation entitled via a wrongful death claim.