A collision between a truck and a car resulted in two deaths, as well as serious injuries suffered 11-year-old girl in Ray Brook, NY on Thursday. The incident occurred on Route 86 outside of Adirondack Park Agency offices near the mountains of the same name.
Details of the Adirondack Fatal Accident
Several news outlets are reporting that the accident was caused by a reckless man who was fleeing from state police. The alleged suspect was involved in a previous hit-and-run crime and became involved in a police pursuit. The man slammed his truck into a car carrying a family of three. The impact on the unsuspecting car killed a man, 42, and his wife, 38, and left their 11-year-old daughter undergoing surgeries for multiple injuries at a nearby hospital. The driver of the truck did not suffer any injuries and was apprehended by police.
Police Pursuits Risky for All Involved
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) offers some somber statistics on the dangers of police pursuits.
- In the U.S., one person dies daily due to a police pursuit.
- The FBI reports that one law enforcement officer died in a pursuit at least every 11 weeks during the time of the study of such statistics.
- 42% of all victims in police pursuit deaths are innocent bystanders, such as this family.