Head on collisions can have devastating, life-altering consequences for all individuals involved. When a vehicle enters the opposite lane of oncoming traffic, a head-on collision or a "Cross-over accident" occurs. According to a report by CBS New York, this is what happened Thursday night at Boston Road and Wallace Avenue in the Allerton section of the Bronx. The police reported a Toyota Camry heading south on Boston Road swerved into the northbound lane, striking a Chrysler Town and Country minivan. Both vehicles then smashed into an empty parked sport-utility vehicle, that ended up being knocked up onto a bench. A 21-year old Bronx resident was killed and 4 other people were injured. The offending driver fled the scene but was apprehended by the NYPD at Jacobi Medical Center as he was seeking medical treatment.
These types of car accidents can result in debilitating injuries and are fatal in some cases. In addition to suffering serious injuries, victims of head on collisions may be forced to face financial hardships. A head on collision can cause individuals to miss significant time at work, face high medical bills, and result in lasting physical and emotional pain. Fortunately, New York state law allows individuals who have suffered injuries in a head on collision to file a lawsuit to recoup compensation for damages. Individuals who have been injured in a head on collision should seek the counsel of an experienced car accident lawyer. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our car accident attorneys realize that a head on collision can drastically change the lives of the individuals involved. As a result, we pursue maximum compensation for all of our clients.
Have you or someone you love suffered an injury in a head on collision? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free, no obligation case review, call 212-406-1700 or contact us online. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning clients will not be charged unless there is a recovery.