Typically, when one goes to work, they are thinking of the various things that need to be accomplished at the job, while also watching the road. However, for one Brewster, New York, man, this was not the case. As he drove to work, he was the unfortunate victim of a disastrous head-on motor vehicle accident with an SUV that claimed his life.
The day appears to have started off fairly average. The Brewster man, just 26-years-old, was driving his vehicle to work southbound on a local road during his routine morning commute. He was about two miles from his place of work when an SUV crossed the center line into his lane and slammed directly into his vehicle. The young man died at the scene of the crash.
The full details of the fatal car accident remain unclear. The driver of the SUV was treated for minor injuries and was released from a local medical center. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident, though the chief investigator stated that there were no indications that alcohol or drugs were a factor in this accident.
For the victim, there are no words to describe the loss that his family and loved ones must experience with his death. His employer described him as a tremendous asset to their organization. He had a good sense of humor and was described as someone who was moving up within his company, at which he had been employed for 10 years.
As the cause of this accident comes to light, the family may consider filing a claim for wrongful death. If the results of the investigation show that the car accident was due to negligence of the SUV driver, New York law provides for the right of survivors to seek monetary compensation for damages suffered as a result of the collision. Though nothing can ever make up for the loss of the young man’s life, a successful claim may help pay financial obligations arising from the crash and perhaps replace lost income that the victim would have continued to generate had he survived.
Source: LoHud.com, “Brewster crash victim Adam Sechny recalled with ‘high praise’,” Marcela Rojas and Terence Corcoran, March 27, 2012