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A 54-year-old woman is dead following a fatal accident in Brooklyn on Oct. 22, according to local law enforcement reports. New York police responded to the car accident in the early morning, but first responders were too late to save the woman’s life. The accident is still under investigation and no charges have yet been filed in association with the case.

According to reports, the female driver was headed south when her vehicle was struck by a westbound vehicle. The exact specifics of this collision are unclear, but the force of the impact forced the woman’s car into a tractor trailer. The other vehicle involved went on to strike a light post. Emergency crews rushed the woman to a local hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries en route and was pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the same hospital, where his condition is listed as serious but stable. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured in the crash. Police have filed no charges against the injured driver at this point in their investigation, but the inquest is still ongoing. They have also not commented upon whether or not speed or alcohol are being considered potential factors.

New York traffic law demands vigilance of its drivers, as well as a clear head when driving an automobile. If the injured driver is found to be responsible for this car accident as a result of recklessness, inattention or intoxication, he will likely face steep legal repercussions. The family of the deceased woman will also be entitled to file a wrongful death suit against him, separate from any criminal charges that may be filed.

Source: NBC New York, Woman, 54, Dies in Brooklyn 3-Car Crash, No author, Oct. 23, 2013