BETHLEHEM, NEW YORK (August 1, 2023) – At least one person was injured in a Bethlehem car accident along State Route 85 not far from the City of Albany.
Bethlehem police officials are saying that the accident took place around 2:08 p.m. on Monday. Two vehicles collided in the roadway under unclear circumstances.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. One person was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For New York Car Accidents
Many accidents are caused by drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1163, “No person shall turn a vehicle at an intersection […] or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to avoid collisions.
- Drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather.
- Drivers should check their blind spots during turns.
- Drivers should have their vehicles regularly inspected and maintained.
The vast majority of car accidents are preventable and involve some amount of human error. For example, a driver may be distracted prior to hitting another vehicle. Any person that is injured in a car accident 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 Bethlehem Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the person injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bethlehem car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.