A spectacular crash in the Lincoln Tunnel sent several people to local hospitals, according to news reports. New York police and rescue units responded to the car accident, which apparently involved several vehicles. So far, no one has been charged in conjunction with the crash, but the investigation is still underway as of this report.
According to reports, a vehicle apparently traveling at a high rate of speed entered the tunnel and struck a minivan, which subsequently struck a small bus. A man from a neighboring state who was in the minivan at the time complained of chest pains and was taken to a local hospital. He later died of his injuries.
The FDNY reported that two other people suffered serious injuries in the crash, and a third suffered minor injuries. All three were transported to local hospitals for treatment. It is unclear whether the initial driver was one of the individuals injured at this time. The accident caused delays of over an hour, according to attending police.
More information will be required before an accurate picture of this car accident can be formulated. Based on preliminary reports, it sounds as though the driver of the initial vehicle may have been speeding at the time of the accident, and if this is proved to be true by New York officials, he or she may face criminal charges related to the accident. Regardless, if enough evidence is garnered to suggest he or she was at-fault, the injured parties will be entitled under state law to file personal injury suits against that driver. The family of the deceased man will also be entitled to file a wrongful death suit.
Source: amny.com, "Lincoln Tunnel crash involves Jitney bus", Dan Rivoli, Sept. 2, 2014