New York man faces reckless driving charges after fatal accident

When someone stands accused of causing a fatal car accident, it should never be taken lightly. Whether the driver is alleged to have caused the accident by reckless driving, failing to obey traffic signals and signs or other violations, a resulting fatality will be considered very seriously by prosecutors. Recently, a man here in New York was accused of causing a fatal accident, and he is facing several traffic violations that could result in jail time if he is found guilty.

According to the authorities, the man in this story was traveling at a high rate of speed on a state route when he allegedly tried to pass a car in front of him and struck an oncoming SUV. All four of the people in the man’s car, including him, were ejected from his car. One passenger passed away, while two other passengers had to be rushed to area hospitals. Two people in the SUV had to be transported to hospitals as well. It is not clear if the driver was injured at the time of the crash, though he is currently in custody at a correctional facility.

The man was on parole for another conviction at the time of the collision, and one of the charges he now faces is for violating that parole. He is also charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving, disregarding a traffic lane and numerous other crimes. At last report, he had not entered any plea to the charges.

This man -- and others in his situation -- is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a New York court of law. He will have every opportunity to present his defense against the charges he is facing, and he might also explore the possibility of negotiating a plea agreement in order to put himself in the best position for deciding how to proceed in court. It might help to have as full an understanding as possible regarding charges of reckless driving and other traffic violations in order for him to prepare and present a focused defense geared toward achieving an optimal result.

Source:, "Driver charged in fatal Mount Pocono crash", Andrew Scott, Aug. 7, 2014

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