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Single-automobile crash leads to 1 injury, 1 death

On Behalf of | Jul 16, 2021 | Car Accidents |

A man’s life has sadly been lost in a motor vehicle accident in New York. The crash also caused a woman to suffer injuries. The crash, which involved just one vehicle, occurred along State Route 385 on a recent Tuesday evening. 

Events leading up to the accident 

The tragic incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. According to police, a 48-year-old woman was driving a sport utility vehicle south along the highway. All of a sudden, her car reportedly crossed into the highway’s northbound lane and hit a nearby utility pole. A 51-year-old man was riding in the automobile with her at the time of the accident. 

First responders were able to extricate both parties from the car. However, although they attempted to save the man, he ended up being pronounced dead at the crash scene. The woman suffered chest pains following the crash and was thus taken to the hospital, where her condition was listed as stable. 

How an attorney can help 

The surviving loved ones of the man who died in the New York accident may have the option of filing a wrongful death claim against the woman who reportedly caused the accident. If they successfully litigate their claim, they could receive a monetary damage award to cover funeral costs and even the loss of support for the deceased man’s surviving dependents. Even though financial damages cannot undo the events leading up to the crash, they could help the deceased man’s loved ones to experience a sense of justice in the wake of the fatal accident.