A man who police believe was speeding is dead after his vehicle struck a tree, according to local law enforcement. The New York resident was carrying two passengers at the time, both of whom were critically injured in the car accident. The details of the accident are still under investigation at this time.
Reports indicate the 20-year-old man was traveling in excess of 70 miles per hour when he lost control of his vehicle early in the morning of July 7. The vehicle struck a tree while traveling at high speeds, killing the driver instantly. He was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medical personnel.
The two passengers in his car, aged 20 and 23 respectively, barely survived the crash. They were transported to a local medical center with severe injuries. There has been no word as to their condition at this time. Police have not speculated about any other factors that may have contributed to the crash, but their investigation is ongoing.
This tragic car accident could have been avoided if the driver of the vehicle observed New York traffic laws designed to protect the safety of everyone on the road. Speeding is strictly prohibited by those laws, mostly in the interest of avoiding tragedies like these. In this case, the driver responsible for the crash perished in the accident, so any personal injury law suits the two injured parties may wish to pursue would have to be directed at the driver’s estate. Any such case would be handled through a New York civil court.
Source: CBS New York, “Driver Dead, 2 Others Injured When Car Hits Tree In Brooklyn,” July 7, 2013