Fatal Car Accident Claims 3 Lives in Phelps
Three people were killed in a tragic accident early this week. A 65- and 66-year old husband and wife duo, along with their 55-year old passenger were all pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Another motorist is in critical condition.
The accident occurred on County Road 6 near the town of Phelps, 50 miles West of Syracuse, according to the Times Union. George Halbfinger, with his wife and friend in the car, pulled onto Route 6 where his car was hit by a southbound vehicle.
It isn’t clear who is at fault for the accident as investigations are likely still underway. But the speed required to instantly kill three people would indicate that perhaps Route 6 traffic had the right of way and no duty to stop at that particular intersection. Halbfinger may have turned in front of the oncoming vehicle, who hit him on the driver’s side.
The driver of the other vehicle is in critical condition at Strong Memorial Hospital, with chest and leg injuries.
Auto accidents happen every day. Rarely are the fatal. However, these catastrophic accidents occur and when they do, the family of the deceased is left to mourn their loss while struggling to pay for the funeral expenses and other related costs.
Even when the car accident victim survives it is often their family that bears many of the financial stresses as their loved one recovers in a hospital.
Things like speed and the type of vehicle can definitely play a role in the extent of the injuries of a car accident. A high speed accident involving a truck is far more likely to kill someone than a parking lot accident involving two cars.
When the accident is severe, the costs are high. Emergency costs, hospital stays, ongoing treatment and rehabilitation—all of these are expensive and are only the tip of the iceberg. Fortunately, when you are hurt in an accident like this, you could be entitled to compensation for all of the related costs.
Whether you were the one injured or if your family member was killed or incapacitated in an accident, the attorneys with Omrani & Taub may be able to help.
Contact our offices today to discuss your accident and what rights you have as an accident victim or the family member of an accident victim. We can offer a free consultation and the chance to discuss your rights.