Tuxedo, NY – Gonzalez, Weinstock Killed in Head-On Crash on NY ThruwayNY/NJ Legal News
Tuxedo, NY (September 08, 2022) – Police responded to the scene of a fatal wrong-way collision on the New York State Thruway on Tuesday, September 6th.
All southbound lanes of the New York State Thruway were closed as officers launched an investigation into the deadly accident, which took place in the Town of Tuxedo in Orange County at about 1:00 a.m.
State Police reported that one of the drivers involved in the incident was going the wrong way on the thruway between exits 15A and 16 in Sloatsburg and Harriman. The wrong-way driver crashed into a southbound vehicle, resulting in the death of both drivers, who were the sole occupants of their vehicles.
The offending driver has been identified as 68-year-old George Gonzalez, a resident of Dumont, NJ. He was driving a 2017 Toyota Rav-4 northbound in the southbound lanes.
Gonzales’ vehicle collided with a car being driven by 67-year-old Yehuda Weinstock, a resident of Chester. The impact caused both vehicles to go up in flames.
Both drivers were pronounced by the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office and removed from the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Head-On Accidents in New Jersey
Statistics supplied by the Department of Transportation in 2021 indicate that more than almost 43,000 people were killed in car accidents. 10% of those deaths were the result of wrong-way drivers.
In order to figure out why these kinds of collisions take place, it could be necessary to employ the services of professionals in the fields of engineering and manufacturing, trained accident site investigators, and experienced personal injury lawyers. This is due to the fact that, where head-on crashes are concerned, determining the at-fault party is often a complex process.
Someone is, of course, accountable, and determining who owes you compensation for your wrong-way accident injuries requires an experienced, qualified lawyer who knows the most practical means of recovering your damages.
If you or a family member sustained a significant injury or was killed in a wrong-way crash in New Jersey, you need a lawyer with decades of experience in head-on accidents.
If you were injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, contact the head-on accident lawyers at Metro Law in New Jersey by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.