BROOKLYN, NY- According to Nbcconnecticut.com, a crash in Plainfield Connecticut reportedly killed a man from Brooklyn, New York on Monday, October 8, 2018, at approximately 10 in the morning. The victim, 71-year-old Michael John Niejadlik was traveling southbound on I-395 when he hit a guardrail, drove across the roadway and struck a tree. Niejadlik died at the scene of the collision.
The crash is still being investigated.
Fixed object crashes account for close to one-fifth of all traffic deaths. In 2014, 7,508 people were killed in crashes with fixed objects. These collisions happen when a vehicle leaves the road and strikes an object on the side of the road. In many cases, the object is a tree, but utility poles and traffic barriers are also frequently struck. Trees are the objects struck by victims in almost half of all fatal fixed object crashes.
The causes of these accidents include drunk driving, drivers falling asleep, speeding, distracted driving, and poor roadway visibility. About 43 percent of drivers who died in fixed object crashes were driving under the influence.
Research has shown that it is not easy to change drivers’ behaviors or prevent people from making many of the errors that cause these dangerous crashes. The best way to reduce the number of deadly fixed object collision is to avoid having fixed objects too close to the roadway. In many situations, it would be possible to avoid putting something like a utility pole close to a road. In other situations, making this type of accommodation might not be possible. In those cases, the objects should be made more visible to drivers, and barriers could be put in place to avoid severe crashes.
CONTACT PARKER WAICHMAN LLP FOR YOUR AUTO ACCIDENT CASE EVALUATION
Our experienced Auto Accident Attorneys in Brooklyn offer a free personal injury consultation for Brooklyn auto accident cases, and we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Since the statutes of limitations in the state of New York limits the amount of time that you have to file your claim, contact our firm today to make sure your rights are protected.
If you or your loved one were injured in a car accident in Brooklyn, contact Parker Waichman LLP today for your free injury consultation by filling out our online form or by calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
New York | Brooklyn | Queens | Long Island | New Jersey | Florida
Call us at: 1-800-YOURLAWYER (800-968-7529) | Schedule your free consultation
Have you or a loved one been hurt in a car accident in Brooklyn?Click To Get A Free Case Review