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Mother of 3 killed by wrong-way driver

A Liverpool mother was killed and her three children were seriously injured after a head-on collision in Clay on Nov. 24. The woman's husband and father of her two youngest children also sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash. Following the fatal car accident, police charged the wrong-way driver who was responsible with vehicular manslaughter.

The fatal head-on collision occurred when the family was traveling southbound in a Ford Escort along Oswego Road. At approximately 1:30 p.m., a silver Chrysler Sebring that had been traveling northbound struck the family's vehicle. So far, deputies have not commented on the reason why the driver of the Chrysler may have left his lane. Witnesses noticed the man driving recklessly before the fatal collision, and even saw him hit the side of another vehicle.

As a result of the crash, the 34-year-old mother was thrown from the vehicle and killed. Her 35-year-old husband, 14-year-old son, 10-year-old daughter and 2-year-old daughter all suffered from life-threatening injuries. When emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene, it took them a half an hour to remove them from the vehicle. During the rescue, the car's roof and all four of the car doors were taken off.

In addition to grieving for his wife, the father in this case will have to deal with his own injuries while caring for his injured children. While seeking compensation for his family's medical expenses, the father may choose to file a personal injury complaint against the driver at fault. A lawyer may be able to help him gather all of the necessary evidence to support his claim.

Source: Syracuse, "Liverpool mother killed in crash; Deputies investigating why Clay driver crossed lanes, hit car with her family", Jeff Stein, November 24, 2013

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