Car accidents happen every day and unfortunately, many people are injured as a result. It can be purely incidental or it can stem from negligent decisions or poor choices made by the driver of a motor vehicle.
Recently, those ill-advised and negligent decisions played into an automobile accident in New York, leaving a passenger deceased and the driver with injuries. However, injuries are not the only thing the motorist has to deal with in the coming months.
The driver of the vehicle faces manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding charges.
The driver had been weaving in and out of traffic before striking the median in the left lane and spinning out of control. As a result, the motor vehicle caught fire and, according to police sources, the driver exited the vehicle and ran off.
He left behind a passenger in the front seat. She was later found by firefighters in the front passenger seat, her body charred.
After exiting the vehicle the driver managed to find a taxi to take him to a medical center where he was being treated for burns to his arms and legs. The man also admitted to having a few drinks prior to driving but he was not legally drunk when his blood was tested at the hospital.
Unfortunately, the passenger is now part of the statistic that more people under the age of 35 die in car accidents than from any other cause. The driver of the vehicle is also now one of almost a quarter of the drivers on the road involved in car accidents during any given five-year period.
Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, whether it be your own doing or the negligence of another. This is part of the reason why it is important to hire a lawyer with experience in motor vehicle accidents.
The New York City law firm of Proner & Proner have a reputation for aggressive representation and have the experience to back it up.
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