CBS Correspondent Killed In Upstate New York Car Crash

by | January 13th, 2012

January 13, 2012

A well-known CBS News Correspondent was killed this morning in an upstate New York car crash. According to CBS-New York, the accident happened at exactly 8:18 this morning along the northbound lanes of the Cross Highway.

A spokesman for the East Hampton Town Police Department said that the 74-year-old reporter was heading north along the highway when his Mini Cooper and a propane tanker collided. Reports showed that while the 57-year-old driver of the tanker was uninjured in the crash, the driver of the Mini Cooper was taken to an area hospital where he later died from the injuries he suffered in the accident.

Investigators say that they are still working to determine the cause of the crash. That is why they are asking any witnesses of the accident to contact them at (631) 537-7575 to tell them what you saw.

New York has thousands of death per year that can be blamed on senseless car crashes. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) says that in 2010, the state had 315,377 total motor vehicle accidents statewide. Of those 1,119 were fatal, resulting in 1,192 deaths. Another 121,062 resulted in serious injuries.

The New York Car Accident Attorneys with William Mattar Injury Lawyers say that is vital to file your claim in relation to a car accident as soon as possible for several reasons. The firm discuses this topic and others in several videos that are posted on their website.