Wirt, NY – Motorist Killed in Wreck on SR-275

Wirt, NY – Motorist Killed in Wreck on SR-275

Wirt, NY (May 9, 2024) – Police in New York report an Allegheny County motorist lost their life on Tuesday, May 7. Reports show the wreck occurred in the town of Wirt at approximately 2:15 p.m. on State Route 275. According to information from police, a 2012 Ford Escape was headed north when it went into the southbound lanes and crashed into a 2024 Hyundai. The driver of the Ford, Michael R. Coats, 48, of Bolivar, lost his life at the scene. No one in the Hyundai sustained any serious injuries. The investigation into the details of the crash continues. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.

New York Traffic Accidents

Millions of individuals suffer serious injuries in auto collisions annually in the United States. Statistics on car wrecks reveal that approximately 6 million occur each year, with around 3 million people sustaining injuries and roughly 40,000 losing their lives. Daily, about 17,000 car crashes take place, resulting in injuries to 7,500 individuals and claiming the lives of over 100. Car accidents have become one of the leading causes of severe or fatal injuries among American citizens, with the majority attributed to negligent drivers.

Drivers who allow themselves to become distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, or who travel at unsafe speeds not only endanger their own lives but also jeopardize the safety of others on the road. Negligent driving accounts for over 94% of reported car crashes in the United States today, as per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is imperative for drivers to remain sober, alert, and vigilant while operating their vehicles to prevent catastrophic outcomes for themselves and others.

In New Jersey, hundreds of thousands of car crashes occur on average every year, with over 300,000 traffic accidents reported annually throughout the Empire State. Speeding and driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol are primary causes of accidents reported in New York.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident that you believe resulted from negligent driving, a wrongful death attorney in Absecon can assist you in seeking financial recovery. You deserve to obtain financial compensation for the losses and damages you have endured due to your loved one’s accident, without the added burden of financial concerns during this difficult time.

Contact the personal injury law office of Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to speak with a wrongful death attorney in Wirt regarding the crash that claimed your loved one’s life. We can also explore your available legal options as the surviving family member of someone who lost their life in a car crash caused by negligence.