Speed and Weather Conditions To Blame For Fatal New York Crash

by | January 24th, 2012

January 23, 2012

A single-vehicle car crash in Java, New York, just outside Buffalo, is being blamed for taking the life of a 23-year-old woman. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal, the accident is being blamed on a combination of speed and winter weather road conditions.

Deputies with the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department who responded to the scene say that the accident occurred last Monday around 1:30 PM on Lake Java Road. It was there that they found the flipped vehicle partially submerged in a nearby pond. Investigators were able to determine that the victim lost control of the vehicle when she hit a snowy patch on the road going to fast. The car then spun out of control before flipping and landing upside down in the pond.

Divers were able to recover the body of the victim from the car, but have yet to determine the cause of death.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration speed is one of the top three contributing factors in fatal vehicle crashes in the United States today, only behind alcohol and distracted driving. The dangers speed presents to a motorist is only compounded and increased when driving in any kind of precipitation.

This is why the New York Auto Accident Attorneys with William Mattar Injury Lawyers ask motorists to slow down and avoid slamming the brakes in wet driving conditions. Doing so will greatly increase your chances of arriving safely at your destination.