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A car crash that split a vehicle in two has left one woman clinging to life, according to local authorities. New York police are still investigating the cause of the car accident that sent a 33-year-old woman to hospital. No charges have yet been filed in association with this case.

Police records indicate the victim was the passenger in a vehicle traveling west in Brooklyn in the early morning of Sept. 29. When the vehicle attempted to turn left, it struck another car headed the opposite direction. The force of the impact caused the first vehicle to spin out of control before striking a utility pole on the passenger side.

Arriving medical personnel rushed the woman to a local hospital with injuries described as severe. The driver, an unidentified man, was also taken to the same hospital and was listed as being in stable condition as of this writing. Both the driver and passenger in the other vehicle refused medical attention while at the scene of the accident. Police have not yet speculated as to whether alcohol or high speeds were factors in this accident, but the investigation is ongoing.

This horrific New York car accident could have had fatal consequences for any and all parties involved. The official police investigation will continue until they have determined exactly what occurred. No matter who is deemed responsible for the collision, the woman critically injured in the accident will be entitled to file a personal injury law suit against that individual. Such a suit will be pursued separate from any criminal charges that might be filed. If a conviction is earned in criminal court, however, proof of it may be offered as evidence in civil court as evidence of liability for a personal injury claim.

Source: New York Post, Car split in half after horrific crash, Michael Blaustein, Sept. 29, 2013