Police Say Speed And Alcohol To Blame For Fatal Red Hook Car Crash
January 16th, 2012|
January 16, 2012
Three young men from Hudson, New York, died Sunday morning after being involved in a single-vehicle crash. According to reports from ABC 10 News, the accident occurred at approximately 1:13 AM along State 9G in Red Hook.
New York State Police responded to the scene of the Dutchess County crash where they found the vehicle near a tree it collided with. Rescue crews cut the victims from the vehicle, but determined that all three were dead after freeing their bodies from the wreckage. Accident reconstruction teams determined that the 24-year-old driver had been drinking before he lost control of his vehicle, then careened off the shoulder of the road and into a nearby tree. They also determined that speed, as well as alcohol, played a part in causing the crash.
The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents are now the leading cause of death for young people today. They estimate that 11 young people die every day in car accidents across the country; however, speed and alcohol are the two major contributing factors to fatal motor vehicle accidents within all age groups.
- Always Buckling up
- Always Obeying Posted Speed Limits
- Never Getting Behind The Wheel After Drinking
Following these basic safety tips will dramatically decrease your chance of having an accident, while greatly increasing the chances of your survival if you are involved in a crash.