A medical condition may have played a role in a recent accident. A 70-year-old male driver was in the middle of a medical crisis when two vehicles caught on fire in an auto accident. Three people were injured, and they were taken to a New York area hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
Authorities indicate that a man who was headed in the southbound direction was experiencing a diabetic shock when he drove into a gas station. He plowed into another vehicle and a gas pump, which resulted in two vehicles going up in flames. The three victims were taken to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. One woman who was involved in the accident had a dog with her that was hit by a vehicle during the incident.
The accident resulted in an extensive amount of damage, which included the underside of the gas pump canopy being turned upside down. The fire department was able to put out the fire, and a large number of emergency vehicles ended up at the scene. No other details about the accident have been reported, and it’s not known if the driver who suffered from diabetic shock will face any charges.
An auto accident can cause an enormous amount of property damages as well as serious injuries. The injured victims in this case may have been forced to miss time from work, resulting in lost wages, and they may incur huge medical expenses associated with their injuries. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the injured victims may have the right to file personal injury claims against the driver who caused the accident. These claims may result in compensatory damages being awarded by a New York civil courtroom if successful.
Source: lohud.com, “Fire at Hutchinson River Parkway gas station”, Richard Liebson, Thane Grauel, June 4, 2014