A crash in the Lincoln Tunnel on the morning of Sept. 2 caused long delays and sent several people to a local hospital for treatment, according to news sources. New York officials responded to the car accident which is said to have injured seven people, while causing hours of traffic backlog. So far, it does not appear that anyone has been charged in association with the accident.
Details regarding the crash are still sketchy as of this report, but it has been confirmed that a luxury vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed entered the tunnel and struck another vehicle, which was pushed into a bus. One person was critically injured and two others suffered major injuries. A third person suffered minor injuries, and three more were hurt but refused medical treatment.
Police have not speculated as to the cause of this accident, though it has been noted the initial driver may have been speeding at the time of the crash. There is no word as to whether that driver will face charges as the investigation continues; at the moment, no formal charges have been filed. The investigation closed Lincoln Tunnel for over an hour, and while the road has since been reopened, the investigation remains underway.
If sufficient evidence can be gathered to lay blame for this car accident at the feet of the initial driver, he or she may face criminal charges associated with the accident and the injuries caused. Regardless whether criminal charges are filed, injured parties will be entitled to file personal injury lawsuits against the initial driver in a New York civil court. Evidence of negligence on the part of the driver will be required to support such cases.
Source: dnainfo.com, “Lincoln Tunnel Crash Injures 7 and Snarls Morning Commute, Officials Say“, Heather Holland, Sept. 2, 2014