Onondaga County Sheriff’s Patrol Vehicle Involved In Injury Collision
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (December 16, 2023) – At least two people were injured in a Syracuse car accident involving an Onondaga County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle.
Syracuse police officials are saying that the accident took place around 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. A police vehicle was involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle under uncertain conditions.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. A total of two people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Syracuse Police Accidents
Speed is one of the most common causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2020, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
When a police officer is not responding to an emergency, they must obey all of the rules of the road like any other driver. If a police officer fails to slow down to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a car accident involving a police officer may be able to seek damages through a lawsuit.
Investigating New York Police Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the two people injured in this Syracuse car accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our hope that steps are taken to prevent other accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Syracuse car accident? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. 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.