Gregory Brown Injured In Rosendale Box Truck Accident With Ford Van Along State Route 213
ROSENDALE, NEW YORK (July 19, 2022) – A Hino box truck driver identified as Gregory Brown was injured in a Rosendale head-on collision with a Ford van on State Route 213.
Rosendale police officials are saying that the accident took place around 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. Gregory Brown was driving a Hino box truck westbound when a 2019 Ford work van traveling eastbound crossed into opposing lanes of traffic.
The two vehicles collided in the roadway causing both to sustain major damage. A passenger in the van was airlifted to a Poughkeepsie hospital.
Gregory Brown was taken to the Mid Hudson Regional Hospital in an ambulance. State Route 213 was closed for several hours as police conducted an investigation.
Liability In Rosendale Head-On Collisions
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 accident deaths. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, “Fatigue, drinking alcohol, and speeding are major factors in motor vehicle crashes overall. Although their presence does not always result in a crash, these three factors, as well as other driver, vehicle, and environmental factors, can increase the risk that a crash will occur.” There are a number of measures that drivers can take in order to prevent collisions.
- Vehicles should be periodically inspected and properly maintained.
- Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
- All drivers should be properly rested before they head out on the road.
A large number of head-on collisions are due to drivers that commit traffic infractions such as crossing double yellow lines. Pursuant to New York VTL § 1128, a driver may not change their lane unless they have first ascertained that it is safe to do so. Any driver that crosses over a pair of double yellow lines could be held at fault for a collision. Depending on the facts of any case, liability for a crash may extend beyond the at fault driver.
Vans are often used for commercial purposes. If the driver of a van was working at the time of a collision, their employer could potentially be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as the tortious conduct was reasonably foreseeable and within the course of a worker’s duties. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Any person that is injured in a head-on collision may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, companies will often fight hard to deny any responsibility for accidents involving their drivers. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Rosendale Head-On Collision
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to Gregory Brown as he continues to recover. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken in order to prevent similar collisions.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Rosendale collision? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.