Park Police Officer Injured In Stony Point Collision Involving Disabled Vehicle on the Palisades Interstate Parkway
STONY POINT, NEW YORK (August 2, 2023) – A park police officer was injured in a car accident while assisting another driver on the Palisades Interstate Parkway.
Rockland County officials are saying that the collision took place around 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday. A Park Police officer was protecting another driver whose vehicle became disabled on the roadway.
The officer’s vehicle was struck from behind by a Ford Expedition. The Expedition rolled over after the crash. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims.
Liability For Stony Point Car Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1129, “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.” Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that rear-ends another vehicle in their own lane of traffic. Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after a collision. Any person that is injured in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Stony Point car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.