A 27-year-old golf instructor at the Plainfield Country Club died Saturday night in New York City around 7:45 p.m. Police reported that he was hit by a Mercedes SUV after entering the intersection of East 62nd Street and Lexington Avenue on foot. Also in his company was a 30-year-old woman.
Many of us in Rockland County have turned on the news to hear about a semitrailer truck causing a fatal accident. Unfortunately, trucking accidents are incredibly common in New York, and often they are caused by overworked, fatigued and dangerously drowsy drivers. Although some may say that it is just part of the job, no job should put profit ahead of their employees' and bystanders' safety and lives. Trying to rationalize pushing truckers to their limits comes up short when their drivers cause fatal accidents.
When drivers get behind the wheel in an intoxicated state, it can create danger for others on the road. Sadly, a drunk driving accident can become an example of how families can be torn apart from the loss of a loved one. Two New York college students were killed in a recent accident with an alleged drunk driver.
Most commuters in New York City rely upon trains and buses to get to their destinations. Most New York residents would not think twice about a train accident, much more a train going off its tracks unless it's in a movie. In reality, several families are now mourning the loss of a loved one after a train derailed, injuring over 60 people and killing four others.