Speed to Blame For Crash That Killed 11-Year-Old In New York
January 25th, 2012|
January 25, 2012
Speed is believed to be at fault for an accident that claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy and injured six others in Wilton, New York, last Friday. According to Channel 10 News, the boy’s mother has been ticketed for failure to keep right and driving at an unreasonable speed.
Reports of the incident show that the accident occurred at just after 4:00 PM on Corinth Mountain Road in Saratoga County. It is believed that the 39-year-old mother was driving her minivan eastbound on the road at a speed considered unsafe for the road’s conditions when she hit an icy patch and crossed the center yellow line. The minivan then collided head-on with an oncoming pickup truck.
The boy was declared dead at the scene, while the mother and three other children in the car were injured. One of the children sustained life-threatening injuries. They were all taken to the Albany Medical Center for treatment.
The occupants of the pickup truck that was hit were taken to Saratoga Hospital with minor injuries.