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Fatal Cross-Over Accident in Albertson Attributed to Excessive Speed and Distracted Driving

Block, O'Toole & Murphy LLP continues to follow the investigation of the fatal collision that took place yesterday April 1, 2014 around 9:00 am involving a Coach USA bus and a Dodge pick-up truck on Roslyn Road in Albertson, Long Island. Tragically, the driver of the pick-up truck was announced dead at the scene.

According to Nassau County police the driver of the pick-up truck lost control and drifted across a double yellow line and struck the bus nearly head on, which caused the bus to veer off the road and strike a tree. Witnesses also reported the pick-up truck may have been speeding in the moments leading up to the accident. Nassau County Police officials have offered their preliminary thoughts on the cause of the collision: speeding and distracted driving.

Several passengers of the bus were in critical condition and rushed by emergency personnel to a local hospital. A collision of this magnitude can impact a person and their loved ones for a lifetime. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families and we hope for a speedy recovery to those who were injured.

Cross-over collisions are extremely unpredictable events that usually result in a head-on collision between two vehicles traveling at high speeds in opposite directions. The result of a cross-over collision is often due to driver inattention, excessive speed and reckless driving. The victims of a cross-over collision may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other types of damages.

Block O'Toole & Murphy, one of New York's premier personal injury law firms, understands how a serious accident such as head-on cross over collision can cause catastrophic injuries and effect those involved as well as their friends and families. We have represented victims involved in tragic cross-over accidents before. In 2013, our firm obtained a record $22,500,000 settlement for a man that was a victim in a cross-over collision. The firm also has recovered more than $750,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for injured clients. You can learn more about the firm by visiting our website at www.blockotoole.com or calling to speak to one of our experienced attorneys at 212-736-5300.

Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/long_island&id=9487328