It is an unfortunate reality that people cannot control the actions of other drivers on the roads. As a result, someone could consume alcohol or use drugs before getting behind the wheel, or someone could choose to use a cellphone or otherwise drive while distracted. These and numerous other hazards can easily cause a serious car accident and lead to injuries for innocent victims.
It was recently reported that a crash in New York resulted in critical injuries for one driver. The incident involved two vehicles and occurred when a 51-year-old man attempted to make a left turn in front of another vehicle. The 78-year-old woman driving the other vehicle was heading north and collided with the turning car. The incident took place around 5 p.m.
The woman was reported as being in critical condition as a result of the crash. She was taken from the scene by ambulance to an area medical center. The driver of the turning vehicle was taken to the hospital for evaluation and a drug screening. The incident resulted in the man being charged with second-degree vehicular assault, failure to yield the right of way on a left turn, driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlicensed driving.
The woman injured in this New York car accident will likely have a difficult time recovering from her critical injuries. In addition to the physical and possible mental turmoil she could experience, she may also worry about how this situation will affect her financial affairs. Because this incident was caused by an impaired driver, the woman may wish to consider her legal options for seeking compensation for allowable damages.