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New York Accident Claims the Life of Mother and Daughter

In Green, New York, on Monday, August 29th, a car accident tragically took the life of a mother and daughter. It has been reported that 29-year-old Amanda Demuth was driving with her two children north on Stillwater Road when a car from the oncoming traffic crossed over into her lane.

The oncoming car, driven by 70-year-old Herbert Corey, was travelling south when, for unknown reasons, it switched lanes. His car thus drove head-on into Amanda's – putting both her and her two children, Gavin and Amara, straight into the path of danger.

Following the head-on collision, the Chenango County Medical Examiner was called to the scene of the accidents. After arriving, Dr. John Cruz announced that Amanda and six-year-old Amara were dead. Gavin was immediately taken to the local Wilson Hospital to receive medical attention.

Corey was not injured in the accident, however, as there are no definitive conclusions regarding the cause of the accident no criminal charges have been made.

Accidents such as this often throw into light the dangers of having the elderly behind the wheel. Research has shown that drivers older the 65, while typically more conservative, are also more likely to be involved in an accident as opposed to their younger counterparts. In fact, according to one study titled "Elderly Driving Statistics and Motor Vehicle Operation Laws," those who are older than 75 have more fatalities per miles travelled than those who are younger.

If you have recently been involved in an auto accident, regardless of the cause, it is highly encouraged that you get the involvement of an experienced car accident lawyer that you can trust. These are complex cases and in many situations, can result in serious injuries and even wrongful death. To ensure that your rights are protected in the fight for maximum monetary compensation, it is in your best interests to consult a local attorney that you can trust.

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