Speed Is A Contributing Factor To Fatal New York Car Crash

by | February 15th, 2012

February 15, 2012

Speed and possibly alcohol are being called factors that contributed to a fatal accident in Knox, New York, early this morning. According to reports from CBS 6 News, the crash happened at around 4:00 this morning along Route 146, near the border of Albany and Schoharie Counties.

Spokesman for the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, Sherriff Craig Apple, stated that his department was able to determine that a white pickup truck was driving above the posted speed limit when it crossed the double yellow lines in the center of the road and hit a ditch. The impact at such high speeds caused the vehicle to roll several times before hitting two trees and catching fire. By the time rescue crew were able to pull the driver from the wreckage, he was deceased.

Although no toxicology report can be conducted due to the condition of the body, Sheriff Apple did confirm that several beer bottles were found in the vehicle following the crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that speed is a factor in nearly one-third of all fatal crashes. These speed-related fatal crashes have an estimated cost to US taxpayers of roughly $27.7 billion per year.

This is why the Albany auto accident attorneys with William Mattar Injury Lawyers ask that we all do our part to keep ourselves, and other motorists, safe on the highway by always obeying the posted speed limit.