Stratford, NY – Passenger Killed and Driver Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Stratford, NY (October 12, 2018) – According to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, a fatal crash took place on County Highway 104 in Stratford Thursday night, October 11. The accident that occurred at around 9:30 p.m. was reported to have claimed the life of one passenger and resulted in the severe injuries of the driver.
18-year-old Tyler Foster, of Stratford, was confirmed to have been driving a vehicle along County Highway 104 when he crashed. Foster’s vehicle is believed to be the only vehicle involved, and the events that led to the crash are unclear. However, officials have stated that they believe alcohol played a role in the accident.
Police along with emergency crews arrived on the scene where they found Foster and one passenger, 51-year-old John Jaiken severely injured. Unfortunately, Jaiken was pronounced dead at the scene due to the injuries he suffered in the crash. Foster was reported to have been airlifted to Albany Medical Center Hospital.
The extent of Foster’s injuries is unknown at this time, however, police stated that charges are pending against him at this time. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
New York Car Accidents and Wrongful Death
Before anything else, we would like to extend our sincerest compassion and deepest condolences to the family members of John Jaiken during this tragic time. We also maintain hope for Tyler Fosters’ recovery. It goes without saying that alcohol and driving do not mix well, and avoidable car accidents in New York are often the most difficult to cope with.
We understand that there is nothing as devastating as the sudden loss of a loved one, and we are here for you as we have dedicated our lives to holding the negligent drivers who cause so much grief, liable for their actions. Our compassionate New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have are proud to hold those who cause the deaths of innocent people, due to their blatantly negligent behavior, are held accountable. If you have lost a loved one in a New York car accident, call 212-779-0057 today.
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