Officials say a driver going in the wrong direction on the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown may have caused an accident that killed one person and injured four others.
As the lanes were reopened the next day and traffic resumed as normal, the state police were looking into claims that a vehicle was traveling southbound in the northbound lane. The accident sent four individuals to area hospitals and a woman was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to the Center for Disease Control Prevention, the leading cause of death for persons under the age of 45 is traffic accidents. Night driving is one the major causes of accidents, in fact, here are some stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Of the 29,757 fatal crashed that occurred in 2011:
- 4,733 happened between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- 4,122 happened between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m.
- 3,746 happened between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.
There is more information for car accident victims available on our site. Please contact our firm today at (732) 636-3030 for a free consultation if you have been injured.
Did You Know? New Jersey was 23rd in the country in fatal car accidents in 2010 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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