Pickup Truck Driver Injured In Burke Head-On Car Accident Along State Route 11
BURKE, NEW YORK (September 21, 2022) – The driver of a pickup truck was injured in a Burke head-on car accident along State Route 11.
Burke police officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:34 a.m. on Friday. The driver of a 2013 Audi A6 crossed into opposing lanes of traffic and collided head-on with a Ford F-150.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the injured. The driver of the Ford F-150 was transported to the Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
A full investigation into the cause of the collision remains ongoing.
Liability In Burke Head-On Car Accidents
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of accidents that a person can be involved in. They account for only around 2% of all collisions but over 11% of all traffic fatalities. A large number of head-on collisions are due to speeding. Drivers are far more likely to lose control of their vehicles when they are speeding. There are many other factors that could lead to a car accident including:
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Distracted driving
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid accidents. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that crossed into opposing lanes of traffic prior to a crash. Any person that is injured in a head-on collision may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York head-On Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Burke head-on car accident? There are many laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.