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Two People Injured In Vernon Head-On Car Accident

New York State Police Investigating Vernon Car Accident on Prospect Street

Two People Injured In Vernon Head-On Car Accident

VERNON, NEW YORK (February 18, 2024) – At least two people were injured in a Vernon head-on car accident along Prospect Street, according to New York State Police.

Oneida County officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:30 a.m. on Monday. A Honda Civic reportedly crossed over a set of double yellow lines and hit a pickup truck.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. The driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital after complaining about chest pain.

A full investigation into the Vernon head-on collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Oneida County Head-On Car Accidents

Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of collisions that a person can be involved in. They often happen when drivers are speeding. Speed remains one of the leading causes of car accidents. 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.” There are many other common causes of car accidents including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Poor road conditions
  • Inclement weather
  • Dangerous left turns

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that crosses into opposing lanes of traffic prior to a crash. Any person that is injured in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil 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 Vernon Head-On Car Accidents

Have you or someone that you care about been in a Vernon head-on collision? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. 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 are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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