Legal news for New York automobile accident attorneys – A Ford Focus crashed into an oncoming dump truck, killing driver and passenger, both high school student-athletes.
Crash along Route 202 in New York kills two teens
Montebello, NY (www.NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – Police and emergency vehicles responded to a collision between a Ford Focus and a dump truck Tuesday, March 30, 2010, where two high school students were pronounced dead at the scene, as reported by LoHud.com.
The accident happened at approximately 11 a.m. along Route 202 near Lake Road.
Vincent Crotty and Christopher Konkowski were on their way to baseball practice for their final season at Suffern High School when the Crotty’s Ford Focus crossed the double yellow line and was hit by a dump truck. The driver of the approximately 12-ton truck, Francisco Abarca, 57, of Succasunna, N.J., was uninjured.
Authorities are investigating the crash. For reasons so far unknown to police, the Focus was sideways across the road when it was hit by the truck.
According to Ramapo Detective Lt. Brad Weidel, “The car was not exactly perpendicular to the road, but for some reason the vehicle became sideways on Route 202.”
The two-lane highway was closed for over four hours as police, emergency personnel and investigators reconstructing the accident worked the scene.
The boys were best friends, according to family members and planning to attend Utica college in upstate New York.
In addition to Ramapo and Suffern police officers, the Tallman Fire Department, Ramapo Valley Ambulance Corps and Rockland Paramedics Services responded to the accident scene.
Legal News Reporter: Tara Monks – Legal news for New York automobile accident attorneys.