Some accidents leave authorities with more questions than they do answers.
Other accidents are relatively simple to reconstruct. Such was not the
case with a recent car crash in New York.
Around 4:00 in the morning, a car on Highland Boulevard in the Highland
Park area of Brooklyn apparently failed to negotiate a curve. The driver
appeared to have lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then hit a tree
at such an angle and with such force that it trapped all three passengers
and the driver inside of it.
Early responders to the accident were able to extricate the driver and
the passengers from the vehicle. All four individuals were sent to two
different local hospitals for treatment for their injuries. At last report,
three of the four were listed in critical condition.
Investigators were still investigating the cause of the accident. At last
report, they had not indicated any factors that might have contributed
to the crash. As happens with many such accidents, authorities may be
considering speed, weather conditions, alcohol and drugs as possible factors
in the car crash; they may be working with crime scene consultants as
well to attempt to gain more understanding of what lead up to the moment
of the car crash, as authorities sometimes do when an accident leaves
so few clues. If a driver's negligent actions lead to a car crash
that injures a resident of New York, that resident has the right under
state law to pursue financial compensation for any financial distress
that has been brought on by the careless actions of another.
Source: NY Daily News, Car crash injures 4 -- 3 critically -- in Brooklyn, Joseph
Stepansky, Jan. 12, 2014