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    Speeding Takes Another Life In New York

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    A rookie NYPD officer was killed in a fiery car crash in New York. Police suspect speeding caused the accident.

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    A horrific car accident which took the life of a rookie NYPD officer is still being investigated but police believe that speeding may have been a key factor in the crash.

    On the night of the tragic accident, the off-duty officer joined several friends for dinner and drinks. Shortly before midnight, she accepted a ride home from one of her coworkers and they left together in his Dodge Charger. While traveling around a curve the driver lost control of the vehicle and it spun out of control and slammed into a tree stump. The force of the impact caused the car to flip over multiple times and when it finally came to rest on the side of the road, the combination of damage and leaking gasoline caused it to suddenly burst into flames.

    The driver and his passenger were trapped inside. Two other off-duty officers who luckily happened to be nearby, saw the wreck and jumped into action. They were able to pull the driver to safety, however, it was too late for his 27-year-old passenger. The rescuers stated that her body was already so badly burned that they couldn’t even tell if she was a man or a woman.

    The driver was rushed to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition due to serious traumatic injuries and third-degree burns.

    The victim has left behind a community, family, and fiancee who are all in deep mourning. They are still searching for answers as to what caused the crash. Responding officers have indicated that they believe excessive speed contributed to the crash but they are waiting on further testing to determine if alcohol consumption was also a factor.

    Sadly, despite the fact that it is a controllable factor, speeding causes thousands of accidents every year, leaving behind a trail of victims. For many, a car accident lawsuit is the only way that they can obtain full compensation. This may include monetary payments for medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, lost wages, and more.

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