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One Person Injured In Rhinebeck Car Accident on Route 308

New York State Police Investigating Rhinebeck Hit-And-Run Collision along Route 308One Person Injured In Rhinebeck Car Accident on Route 308

RHINEBECK, CALIFORNIA (February 19, 2023) – A woman was injured in a Rhinebeck head-on collision on Route 308, according to New York State Police.

Rhinebeck police officials are saying that the collision took place around 1:41 p.m. on Monday. A driver was headed down the road when her vehicle was hit by a car that crossed into opposing lanes of traffic.

The driver of that vehicle fled the scene and is currently being sought by police. An ambulance took the injured woman to the hospital so that she could receive care.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Rhinebeck Car Accidents

Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of collisions that a person can be involved in. Many collisions occur when drivers make dangerous lane changes. 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. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that crosses into opposing lanes of traffic. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any accident.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

The vast majority of car accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. This could be due to driver fatigue or any number of other reasons. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York Car Accidents

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? You may have legal recourse. 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 any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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