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New York woman charged in fatal car accident

A 55-year-old woman was killed and several others were injured when a woman lost control of her vehicle while going westbound on Randall Crossing Road. The woman reportedly failed to negotiate a curve, hit some railroad tracks and came back into traffic on State Route 14 in Milo. According to police, the woman was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

When the car entered State Route 14, it collided with a vehicle being driven northbound on the road by a 63-year-old man and another vehicle going southbound being driven by a 37-year-old man. The woman who died in the crash was a passenger in the vehicle driven by the 63-year-old man, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 24-year-old male, a 21-year-old female and a 24-year-old male who were in the car with the woman who caused the accident were all injured and had to be taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. The male victim was taken to Geneva General Hospital, the 21-year-old female was taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Pennsylvania, and the other female was taken to Strong Memorial. Reports indicate that the woman who caused the crash was also treated after being injured in the accident.

Anyone who is injured in a car accident may have the right to take legal action against the driver who caused the accident. Those who were injured may be able to win compensation for their medical bills and lost wages while the family of the woman who was killed may be able to file a wrongful death suit against the driver. In any car accident case, it may be worthwhile to consult with a personal injury or wrongful death attorney.

Source: UticaOD.com, "Rome woman charged with vehicular manslaughter", July 18, 2014

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