According to CBS News, a man was killed in a multi-car accident on August 14 on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Rockland County.
At around midnight, a speeding vehicle caused the three-car crash, as it went off the highway’s northbound lanes, near Exit 6, before hitting a tree and splitting into two pieces. CBS reports that the car was destroyed beyond recognition. Before hitting the tree, the car hit a couple of cars in the southbound lane.
Justin Goings, 25, of Haverstraw, a passenger in the car, was killed in the crash. The car’s driver and two other people suffered injuries. “It was very chaotic, obviously,” Chris Jackson, first assistant fire chief with the Orangeburg Fire Department told CBS News. “There were some heavily damaged vehicles still in the lane, vehicles facing the wrong direction in some of the lanes, both northbound and southbound.”
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the accident.
According to the National Safety Council, speeding and aggressive driving kills over 13,000 people each year. Speeding is commonly associated with driving under the influence of alcohol, and often drivers and passengers killed in accidents are not wearing safety belts.
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KGG’s Corner: According to USA Today, speeding is a factor in 30 percent of all fatal vehicle accidents.
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