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Man killed in New York auto accident

Head-on auto collisions can be a very harmful type of motor vehicle accident. Such accidents can sometimes even have fatal results. This can be seen in a head-on accident that recently occurred in New York.

The accident happened on Monday in Potsdam. That afternoon, a van was travelling along Route 11. The van was being driven by a 66-year-old man from Winthrop.

Reportedly, an SUV that was in the road's opposing lane then crossed the road's center line and struck the 66-year-old man's van head-on. The SUV was being driven by a 63-year-old woman from Parishville. Allegedly, the 63-year-old woman was in the process of reaching for something inside of the SUV at the time of the accident.

According to the article on the Albany Times Union's website which reported this story, this auto accident is still in the process of being investigated.

The 66-year-old man died as a result of this head-on motor vehicle crash. The accident also caused the 63-year-old woman to get injured. She was taken to a hospital after the crash.

As this auto accident shows, head-on collisions can sometimes result in a fatality.

Thus, it is very important for motorists in New York to take all reasonable steps to prevent head-on motor vehicle accidents when out on the roads. This includes doing everything one reasonably can to remain in control of one's vehicle when driving. It also includes driving in a safe and responsible manner and obeying all applicable traffic laws when behind the wheel.

Source: Albany Times Union, "Troopers investigate fatal crash in northern NY," Jan. 1, 2013

Our firm handles a wide variety of auto accident cases. To learn more about our practice, visit our New York motor vehicle accidents page.

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