Deadly Auto Accident During Rush Hour Likely the Result of Excessive Speed
On May 19, 2014, at approximately 6:30 p.m., two people were killed when their car split in half as the result of a deadly crash near a Brooklyn Mall. The accident occurred when two vehicles collided; the impact was so severe that the vehicle in which the individuals who were killed were riding hit a utility pole and was completely severed.
The two people who died were riding in a Nissan sedan, which was spotted traveling much faster than other vehicles on the road. The driver and passenger of the BMW with which the Nissan collided were taken to a nearby Brooklyn hospital to be treated for minor injuries. People who live in the area told NBC New York that the area where the crash occurred is notoriously dangerous, both due to the high rate of speed with which drivers travel and the accident-prone nature of the intersection. In this case, it appears speed was a significant factor in the accident, which is unfortunately all too common in injury crashes. If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident and you believe the crash was caused by the actions of another, do not hesitate to contact an experienced auto accident attorney in Brooklyn for a free consultation to help you evaluate your case.
Speed is Deadly
A study conducted by the United States Department of Transportation revealed that speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to auto accidents. Speed is considered a factor in an auto accident if a driver was deemed to be driving too fast for the conditions on the particular road or in the area. The study found that in the year 2009 speeding was a factor in 31 percent of all fatal crashes. This number is simply too high and means that there are too many people driving too fast.
For drivers involved in fatal crashes, the United States Department of Transportation study revealed that young males are most likely to be involved in speed-related car crashes. In fact, the study revealed that 39 percent of males aged 15-20 who were involved in fatal crashes were traveling at a rate of deemed excessive by the investigative officer for the conditions at the time of the accident.
Speed Related Crashes Are the Result of Negligent Behavior
Auto accident cases can be complex, with extremely wide sets of variables playing into their analysis. Further, each driver is likely to accuse the other of being at fault in an accident, regardless of whether one was traveling at an excessive speed when the accident occurred. Additionally, should you file a personal injury lawsuit you will undoubtedly be faced with a team of attorneys representing the other driver’s insurance company? For all of these reasons, it is important that you do not wait to contact an experienced attorney.
Contact Brooklyn Auto Accident Attorneys
If you have been involved in an auto accident and suspect that the other driver was at fault, it is imperative that you contact an experienced auto accident attorney in Brooklyn right away. The attorneys at Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg, P.C., provide skilled, effective representation to clients who have been involved in auto accidents. Contact Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg today at 718-596-7800 or 1-800-836-7801.