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Car accidents: Driver leaves passenger to die in fiery crash

A woman was killed in the state when a vehicle in which she was riding crashed and caught fire. It could be considered one of the most horrifying car accidents in New York because some believe that the man who was driving the car left her there to die. Witnesses claim that instead of trying to help the woman out of the car or even taking the time to call for emergency responders, the man chose to hail a cab and leave the scene. The man's true motives and medical condition are still under investigation.

According to police, the twenty-three-year-old driver of the car fled the scene of the accident in a taxi cab. He asked the cab driver to take him to a nearby hospital. While he was being treated for burns which he had sustained in the wreck, the woman's charred remains were being removed from his car by firefighters.

The woman, a 25-year-old, was found in the front passenger seat of the car at around 4 a.m. after firefighters had put out the flames. The man was said to have lost control of the vehicle while heading westbound. After hitting a concrete barrier, the car burst into flames. The driver was later arrested for fleeing the scene of a car accident, aggravated driving without a license, speeding and criminally negligent homicide.

When people are seriously injured or killed in New York car accidents, the results can be devastating. Medical bills, time lost from work and other monetary losses can be extreme, not to mention the types of loss that can never be replaced. Anyone who has lost a loved one because of the negligence of a driver may choose to consult with a personal injury attorney, who can advise them on how to proceed in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Source: New York Post, "Driver in fiery crash hailed cab as woman died in burning car", Laura Italiano, Oct. 14, 2017

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