As we have reported in previous blogs, head-on vehicle accidents are rare, but when they do occur, they are often violent and fatal.
Each year, more than 360 people are killed in wrong-way collisions, often of the head-on variety. Aside from death, these accidents can result in catastrophic injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
Sadly, many head-on accidents occur because of avoidable conditions like driving while under the influence of alcohol, distracted driving and vehicle defects.
A Tragic Rockland County Head-On Collision
Sadly, on December 15, 2014, a 24-year-old Stony Point man was killed after his car collided head-on with a car driven by a 75-year-old woman on North Central Highway in Rockland County.
According to LoHud.com, the man was reportedly driving a Ford Focus when witnesses said the car crossed the center line and smashed head-on into a woman’s Lexus. The woman in the Lexus was taken by ambulance to Nyack Hospital for treatment. As of last week, her condition was unknown.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Speaking to a Personal Injury Attorney Following a Fatal Car Accident
If a reckless driver hits your vehicle and causes you and your family members harm, you should contact us immediately. We can seek damages for your injuries if negligence played a role in your crash, which can help with expensive rehabilitation costs.
Remember, most head-on collisions are avoidable. Avoid risky behavior like drunk driving or distracted driving.
Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. – Injury Lawyers
KGG’s Corner: Some states are studying new technology including LED lighting in an attempt to prevent catastrophic wrong-way accidents.