Wellsville, NY – Fatal Auto Accident on SR-417 Takes Life of Courtney Clark
Wellsville, NY (June 9, 2023) – Police in Wellsville are currently investigating a fatal car crash that occurred on Friday evening.
Authorities report the incident occurred on SR-417 when Joeie Greenman, 17, an Alma resident, was headed west when she was involved in a head-on crash with a 2013 Ford. The other driver was identified as Courtney Clark, a 32-year-old Emporium, PA resident. She was pronounced deceased on-site.
Greenman was transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the scene, and the inquiry continues.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured party.
No further information has been reported at this time.
New York Car Wrecks
In the United States, over 40,000 people lose their lives every single year in car crashes. Most car accidents happen because of negligent driving. Especially in the past decade, driver negligence has become a serious and dangerous issue throughout the country. This is most likely because the majority of people cannot go even 10 minutes without looking at their cell phones.
Even if they are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle on a busy road, some drivers still feel the need to pull out their phones and stare at the screen. Even if it is for five seconds, they are placing themselves and those around them at serious risk for severe injuries or even death.
When a car accident happens because of a negligent driver, anyone who sustains injuries in that accident is eligible for financial compensation. If the worst has happened, and someone has lost their life, their family members are able to file a wrongful death claim for financial compensation as well. A wrongful death lawyer in Wellsville can help you learn more about your legal options.
Losing someone you love is a devastating experience, no matter how it happened. You most likely feel like your entire world has stopped. Though right now may seem like no time to think about money, there may be exorbitant costs associated with the death of your loved one. You may be facing funeral costs, burial expenses, vehicle repairs or replacement, and more.
A wrongful death lawyer from Metro Law can help you collect compensation for these damages and others. Even non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional turmoil, and more, are eligible for financial compensation.
Call the law office of Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to find out how we can add you to your financial recovery after you have lost someone you love because of driver negligence.