Greenville, NY – Fatal Two-Car Wreck on SR-6 near Mountain RdNY/NJ Legal News
Orange County, NY (June 12, 2023) – A man from Hudson Valley lost his life in a two-vehicle accident when a driver ran a red light in Greenville, Orange County. Police responded to the scene on Thursday at around 7:30 a.m.
Other responders accompanied police at the crash scene located at the intersection of State Route 6 and Mountain Road. They found a two-car crash that had occurred after a 2009 Toyota Camry failed to stop at a flashing red light while traveling south through the intersection.
The Camry was involved in a collision with a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado headed east on State Route 6. The 39-year-old driver of the Camry was identified as Silvia Rodriguez. She had a passenger in her vehicle who was identified as a 60-year-old individual who was from Middletown.
Both of them were taken to Garnet Medical Center, where they received treatment for injuries deemed non-life-threatening. Another passenger present in the vehicle, identified as Nemesio Barrera Tello, 78, was unconscious at the crash site. He was taken to Bon Secours Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Silverado’s driver was not identified. They received minor injuries and declined medical care, the New York State Police said.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
New York Car Wrecks
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a report stating that the United States has seen an 11% increase in car accidents since 2015. Every year, over 6 million car crashes are reported in the country that injure more than 3 million people. Sadly, about 40,000 people are killed in these accidents per year. Driver negligence is the leading cause of car wrecks in the United States, causing 90-99% of all reported car crashes.
Negligent drivers are one of the leading causes of New York auto accidents that end in serious personal injury. Whether it’s a driver who is speeding, texting, or simply not following traffic laws, their blatant indifference toward others often leads to collisions that could have been avoided. Oftentimes, negligent drivers are forced to spend time in jail and pay steep fines related to their careless and/or reckless conduct.
As our country’s population keeps increasing, so does the amount of inexperienced, angry, careless, inattentive, and reckless drivers on our streets. Congested roadways are just one of the numerous factors attributed to the increased rate of auto collisions. Another common cause of negligently caused accidents is distraction, which has greatly increased since the rise of smartphones in the past decade.
When two or more motor vehicles crash into one another, there are often multiple victims that are badly injured, along with expensive property damage. In worst-case scenarios, injured crash victims end up losing their lives due to the severity of their injuries. If you have recently lost someone you love in a negligently caused accident, you should contact a wrongful death lawyer in Orange County as soon as you can to learn about how you can get help recovering.
The skilled car crash attorneys at Metro Law have fought hard on behalf of our injured clients to ensure their rights are defended after being injured in a preventable car crash. We can help you recover if you were injured in a car accident caused by driver negligence. You deserve all the help available to you during this trying time in your life, which is why our lawyers have made it a personal and professional duty to help injured accident victims get their lives back on track after their crashes. After a serious accident, call a Brooklyn car accident lawyer from Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.