Anyone traveling through New York knows that it is one of the highest-traffic parts of the country, and hopes that they will stay safe while driving on the roads. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen, and sometimes, drivers and passengers are in motor vehicle accidents that result in personal injury and even death.
A recent crash did put one person, a woman from Queens, in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. As of this writing, she is listed as being in critical condition. That woman was a passenger in one of the vehicles in the accident. The driver of the car she was in, an Acura, was also injured as was the other passenger in the Acura and the driver of the other car involved in the accident, an Infiniti. All of the injuries, except for those suffered by the woman from Queens, were nonlife-threatening.
The accident, according to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor, occurred around 12:30 a.m. at 60th and Jefferson Street. A preliminary investigation conducted by the West New York Police Department and the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit determined that the Acura had been traveling west on 60th Street and the Infiniti was going north on Jefferson Street right before the collision.
Of course, the investigation will continue. Typically, such investigations seek to establish fault, which in turn can lead to charges being filed. In addition to those charges, a driver who is at fault in an accident where injuries are suffered may be held financially liable for those injuries, plus the pain and suffering and any temporary or long-term effects. For that reason, it is critical for everyone who is injured in an accident to detail how it happened and the nature of their injuries. An attorney can help you determine how to move forward with your case.