Kimberly Bryant Injured In Rome Collision With Pickup Truck On Route 233 Not Far From Evans Road
ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (October 17, 2021) – A woman identified as Kimberly Bryant was injured in a car accident on Route 233 near Evans Road.
Rome police officials are saying that the collision took place on Thursday, October 14th. Kimberly Bryant was rear-ended by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck while waiting to turn onto Evans Road.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Kimberly Bryant was evaluated at the scene for her injuries.
Police officials cited the other driver for following too closely and driving at an unsafe speed.
Liability In Oneida County Car Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, “Medically consulted injuries in motor-vehicle incidents totaled 4.5 million in 2019, and total motor-vehicle injury costs were estimated at $463.0 billion.” It has been estimated that 93% of all collisions involve some amount of human error. Many different factors could contribute to a collision including:
- Following the lead vehicle too closely
- Drug use
- Dangerous left turns
All drivers in New York have a legal responsibility to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1129(a), “The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.” When a driver rear-ends another vehicle it is nearly always because they were following too closely.
A driver could also be liable for a collision by failing to obey posted speed limits. According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1180(b), drivers must operate their vehicle in accordance with the posted maximum speed limits. However, the prevailing conditions of the roadway may require drivers to operate their vehicle slower than the posted speed limit. For example, inclement weather or reduced visibility will typically require drivers to slow down. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a collision.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage of the accident should be sought.
- An investigation into the collision should be conducted.
Any person that is injured in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, however, insurance companies will often fight hard to deny responsibility for an accident. 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 Rome Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to Kimberly Bryant as she recovers. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that measures will be taken to prevent additional accidents like this.
This incident raises a number of safety concerns. Was the other driver distracted? Is the roadway in a safe condition? What were the circumstances leading up to a crash? Rear-end collisions are nearly always preventable when drivers maintain a safe distance with the vehicle ahead of them.