Rochester Auto Accident Claims Two Lives

by | August 6th, 2012

Aug. 6, 2012

Two New York men died over the weekend as the result of a Rochester auto accident. According to CBS 6 News, the crash happened at around 1 a.m. Sunday morning, along I-390, just outside the suburb of Brighton.

Reports from officers with the Rochester Police Department indicate that the 36-year-old driver was traveling in the wrong direction along the interstate when his vehicle approached two northbound motorcycles traveling in the correct direction with traffic. One of the motorcyclists was able to swerve out of the way of the oncoming car, but the other biker was not able to avoid a collision and struck the vehicle head-on.

Lt. David Lawrence, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, confirmed that both vehicle operators died at the scene as the result of blunt force trauma associated with the Rochester Motorcycle Accident.

Investigators say they are still looking into what contributing factors may have played a part in causing the accident.

Studies from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that approximately 350 people are killed in the United States each year as the result of accidents caused by drivers heading in the wrong direction on a roadway.

The Rochester Auto Accident Lawyers with the William Mattar Law Offices understand the difficulty in losing a loved one to an accident, and they would like to send their deepest condolences to the families of both men that died due to this tragic accident.