Ford Fusion and Chevy Silverado Involved In Pine Valley Collision
PINE VALLEY, NEW YORK (October 27, 2023) – One person has tragically died and another person was seriously injured in a Pine Valley car accident on State Route 13.
Pine Valley officials are saying that the collision took place on Thursday. A Chevy Silverado and Ford Fusion were involved in a collision.
One vehicle was attempting to overtake another. A semi-truck struck the Chevy Silverado head-on.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. One person died and another was taken to the hospital with major injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Pine Valley Semi-Truck Accidents
There are a number of factors that could contribute to a car accident. According to the FMCSA, “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 many steps that drivers should take in order to avoid accidents.
- Drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
- Drivers should abstain from drugs and alcohol.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before turning.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. This includes driving the speed limit. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid causing an accident, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that died in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person that died in this collision. It is our sincere hope that the other victim will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of roadway safety advocates 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.