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A $400,000 Lamborghini split in half following a collision with a Nissan sedan.Security video captured the sports car speeding down a Brooklyn street and colliding with the sedan that was headed in the opposite direction, reported CBS News.
The sedan driver had attempted to make a left in front of the Lamborghini right before the collision. The impact tore the Lamborghini in half before launching part of it into a tree.
The sports car driver appeared to be fine after the crash, said CBS News. Lamborghinis are actually designed to split in half. This safety feature is said to protect people inside the car.
The driver of the sedan was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Speeding and auto accident injuries and fatalities
Speed is involved in about one-third of all fatal crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is the third leading contributing factor to traffic crashes. In 2011, 9,944 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes, and 338 of those deaths occurred in New York.
Speed was also a factor in 36 percent of fatal crashes in construction and maintenance zones in 2011.
People often think of highways as the prime location for speeding fatalities, but the vast majority of speeding-related fatalities happen on non-interstate roads. In 2011, only 13 percent of speeding-related deaths happened on an Interstate highway.
People speed for a number of different reasons including, they want to get to their destination quickly, they are testing the performance of their car, they are inattentive while driving and speed without noticing, or they may have a legitimate reason like racing someone to the hospital. Whatever the reason, speeding is considered negligent driving.
Speeding drivers are liable for auto accident injuries in New York
Auto accidents caused by speeding are considered preventable. Exceeding the posted speed limit, driving too fast for conditions, and racing, are all choices made by a driver, and if a driver chooses to speed and hurts or kills someone, he or she will likely be held accountable for their actions, especially if the injured victims of the speeding driver or his or her family choose to file a personal injury claim, as is their right. If you or loved one have been injured in a car accident in New York caused by speeding, contact an experienced car accident lawyer as a crucial first step toward recovering compensation for your injuries and-or losses