Taxi Crash Kills Passenger In Holtsville, NY
Taxi Crashes, Overturns, Ejecting Passenger
Reports indicate that a passenger riding in a taxi was killed in an auto accident in Holtsville, NY., Long Island.
The taxi was traveling on Nicolls Road in Holtsville just before noon Sunday when it collided with another vehicle and overturned, ejecting the passenger.
The man was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The taxi driver was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
Cause of the accident is still undetermined.
According to New York taxi accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, “Driver and passenger deaths have risen over last years numbers, from 39 in 2013 to 42 in 2014. Any number of factors could of contributed to this tragic fatal accident; weather, speed, distraction.” said Mr. Ajlouny.
As taxi operators, we have an obligation, not only to ensure the safe transportation of our passengers, but to ensure the safety of our drivers as well as all vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians with whom our taxis co-exist,” said Ron Sherman, president of the the Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade—a major taxi fleet organization , in a statement.