Head-On Car Accident In Riverhead Injured Two People Along County Route 58
RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK (July 29, 2023) – Two people were seriously injured in a Riverhead car accident along County Route 58 in front of a Gulf gas station.
Riverhead police officials are saying that the accident took place around 2:35 p.m. on Thursday. A Honda traveling west crossed into opposing lanes of traffic and collided with a Toyota Highlander.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. Two people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Riverhead Car Accidents
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous collisions that people get involved in. They account for only 2% of all collisions, but over 11% of all traffic fatalities. A large portion of these collisions are due to drivers that cross over double yellow lines. Many collisions take place when drivers are either distracted or speeding. Drivers should take a number of steps in order to avoid head-on collisions.
- Drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather.
- Drivers should abstain from alcohol or drugs.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
The vast majority of head-on collisions are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. In particular, drivers may not cross into opposing lanes of traffic except under a very limited set of circumstances. 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 New York Head-On Collision
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people 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 the victims will completely heal.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Riverhead car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we may be able to help. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.