A man visiting from overseas has been tragically killed in an accident, according to local sources. The man, who was originally from Amsterdam, lost his life in a car accident in New York on the evening of May 25. For the moment, no charges have been filed in connection with his case.
State police have reported that the 63-year-old man was involved in a crash around 5:44 p.m. A 32-year-old woman heading northbound on West Line Road failed to stop at an intersection demarcated by a stop sign. She then struck the westbound convertible driven by the victim with enough force to drive the other vehicle off the road where it flipped onto its roof.
The driver of the convertible, who police say was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, had been driving westbound on Route 67. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The other driver was uninjured, but two children in the vehicle with her were taken to a local hospital for treatment after complaining of pain. So far, no charges have been filed.
However, if New York police determine the car accident was a direct result of the action or inaction of the woman in question, they could still file criminal charges against her, particularly if it is proven that she ran a stop sign. At that point, the family of the deceased man may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit against her as well. Given they are likely not living in the United States, the family may welcome the assistance of a local attorney in such a case.
Source: timesunion.com, “Amsterdam man killed in Charlton crash“, May 26, 2016