Speed A Contributing Factor In Fatal New York Car Accident

by | April 16th, 2012

April 16, 2012

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speed is a contributing factor in more than one-third of fatal motor vehicle accidents. Deputies with the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office believe speed was a factor in an accident Friday in Cambria, New York, that claimed one life and left four others injured.

WGRZ 2 News reports indicate that the crash happened around 9:00 p.m. on Route 31 when the driver of a pickup truck attempted to round a corner at a high rate of speed. The turn was too much for the speeding truck and the vehicle veered off the right side of the road. The driver overcorrected, jerking the vehicle into the oncoming lane of traffic and directly into the path of another vehicle. The truck and a car carrying four passengers collided head-on, killing the driver of the pickup almost instantly.  The four passengers of the other vehicle were taken to Eerie County Medical Center with injuries ranging from moderate to critical.

Captain Greg Schuey, spokesman for the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department, stated, “The speed limits are set for specific reasons—safety being one of them. If you’re going to be driving any road, stay within the speed limit.”

The New York Car Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices would advise drivers to heed the captain’s warning. Doing so will help prevent you from getting a ticket or being involved in an accident.