Head-on car accidents often have disastrous outcomes. Yahoo! recently reported that approximately 360 people are killed each year in wrong-way collisions. In addition to death, these accidents can result in serious personal injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
Many of these accidents are avoidable—common causes include driving while under the influence of alcohol, distracted driving and the failure of car parts or vehicle defects.
Recently, a head-on crash in Haverstraw injured several people. According to the Rockland County Times,the accident occurred on July 6 on Route 9W, approximately 500 feet north of the Town of Clarkstown border.
A press release by the Haverstraw Police Department indicated that an Audi driven by Ordane Brown, 25, of Bridgeport, Connecticut was traveling south on Route 9W and crossed over the double yellow line, striking a 2008 Subaru driven by a Nyack man, which caused the Audi to lose control and strike a 2001 Jeep driven by a New City man.
The accident caused several passengers to suffer broken bones and one victim suffered a head injury. Brown was charged with aggravated vehicle assault, driving while intoxicated (DWI) and reckless driving. The accident remains under investigation.
What Should I Do If a Drunk Driver Hits Me?
If a drunk or inattentive driver hits your vehicle and causes your family members harm, you should contact our Rockland County personal injury lawyers immediately. We can seek damages for your injuries, which can help with expensive rehabilitation costs.
Do not continue to be victimized by a reckless driver following a crash. Hold him or her liable for your injuries.
Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. – Rockland County Injury Lawyers
KGG’s Corner: It is estimated that alcohol plays a role in 59 percent of wrong-way crashes.