LONG ISLAND, NY – According to patch.com, a woman from Selden, New York died and a four-year-old boy sustained injuries in an accident on the Long Island Expressway earlier this week, pursuant to the Suffolk Police.
The victim, a woman aged 35, was operating a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix and was heading west on the Long Island Expressly at Exit 35. For unknown reasons, she swerved to avoid stopped traffic, the Suffolk Police said. The woman then lost control of her vehicle, veered off the highway, hit a tree, and turned over in the woods adjacent to the roadway.
The woman was transported to a local hospital where she later died. The boy in the car was also taken to an area hospital for treatment. He was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle at the time of the crash. The vehicle was later impounded so law enforcement officials could conduct a safety check.
While this article does not clarify as to the reason why the woman served to avoid traffic, it could have been that he or she was not paying attention. However, many times there are reasons why a driver decides to swerve to hit others, and he or she may not be 100% at fault for causing the accident. In this case, a driver and a passenger could have a viable claim.
It is important to realize that even if you are driving responsibly and carefully on the roadway, at times, there are drivers that can cause you and others to sustain injuries. For instance, perhaps a person starts to drift in your lane and you swerve to avoid hitting him or her in order to prevent an accident. Or, maybe a person right in front of you suddenly and unexpectedly hits their brakes while driving on a highway. You can either brake to avoid causing a rear-end collision or swerve out of the way to avoid striking the vehicle in front of you. In either scenario, you could hit another driver while attempting to avoid the first one. If this happens, you may have valuable rights.
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