Multiple People Injured In Catskill Head-On Car Accident Along State Route 9W
CATSKILL, NEW YORK (June 8, 2022) – Two people were injured in a Catskill head-on collision on State Route 9W.
Greene County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:00 p.m. on Friday. A Nissan Sentra crossed into opposing lanes of traffic and hit a Chevrolet Silverado head-on.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the injured. Two people in the pickup truck were taken to the Columbia Memorial Hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Catskill Car Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), “There were 35,766 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2020 in which 38,824 deaths occurred. This resulted in 11.7 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.34 deaths per 100 million miles traveled. The fatality rate per 100,000 people ranged from 4.9 in Massachusetts to 25.4 in Mississippi.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident.
- Collisions are more likely to occur when drivers are speeding.
- Collisions are more likely to occur when drivers are distracted.
- Collisions are more likely to occur when drivers are intoxicated.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid accidents. Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of collisions that a person can be involved in. They tend to happen when drivers cross over double yellow lines. Any driver that crosses into opposing lanes of traffic prior to an accident could be held at fault through a negligence claim. Victims of head-on collisions tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken Bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for some time after 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 New York Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the victims of this collision. It is our sincere hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Catskill car accident? 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.