The way traffic is moving can have a considerable impact on how drivers operate their vehicles. In some instances, slow-moving or stopped traffic could cause a need for drivers to pay closer attention and react accordingly. If a vehicle stops suddenly or a driver fails to pay attention to changes in traffic, a serious accident could take place.
A recent crash in New York reportedly involved multiple vehicles, causing deaths and injuries. Apparently, a tractor-trailer had stopped in the road for undisclosed reasons and was hit in the rear by another semi-truck. This impact caused both trucks to collide with a pickup truck and car. It was unclear exactly how many individuals were involved in the crash.
The incident caused three individuals in the pickup truck to suffer fatal injuries. Two other men in that truck suffered serious injuries. An additional three people were also injured, but it was unclear what vehicles they were in or what the extent of their injuries may be. An investigation into the deadly crash was still underway at the time of the report, and an exact cause for the incident was not known.
Tragic crashes such as this one can be difficult to deal with. The families of the deceased accident victims may surely feel overwhelmed by their sudden losses while the surviving injured parties may face pain and suffering of their own as they work to recover from their injuries. These negatively affected individuals may wish to find out more information on wrongful death and personal injury claims that could potentially help them pursue compensation for damages permitted under New York law.
Source: kron4.com, "Video: 3 dead, 5 injured after multi-car crash on New York expressway", Carlos Mendoza, Dec. 27, 2016