Diego Trejo Bedford: Diego Trejo of Pound Ridge Killed In Bedford Car Accident On Route 172 Near South Bedford Road Close To Darlington
BEDFORD, NEW YORK (December 18, 2019) – A 22-year-old Pound Ridge man identified as Diego Trejo has tragically died in a head-on car accident on State Route 172 by South Bedford Road.
New York State Police are saying that the accident took place around 9:20 p.m. not far from Darlington. Diego Trejo was driving an Acura when he was hit head-on by a 51-year-old man driving a 2018 BMW 750I.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help Diego Trejo. Despite life-saving measures the victim died due to his injuries.
An investigation into the head-on car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bedford Head-On Car Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of death and injury in New York. According to the Department of Health, “On average there were 316 deaths each year due to motor vehicle traffic-related injuries where role of injured person is unspecified, killing 1.6 of every 100,000 New Yorkers. The rates were highest for males and New Yorkers aged 20-24, followed by those 65 and older.” There are number of factors that may influence the likelihood of an accident including:
- Prescription drug use
- Illegal road maneuvers
All drivers in New York are supposed to operate their vehicle according to the prevailing conditions of the road. Most head-on collisions occur when drivers cross over double yellow lines. It is illegal to cross over double yellow lines in most circumstances and drivers that do this prior to an accident will likely be found at fault.
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Head-On Car Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our deepest condolences to the family of Diego Trejo. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Bedford police department as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help prevent additional accidents like this.