Wallkill Car Accident On Route 211 Near Goshen Turnpike Seriously Injured Two People
WALLKILL, NEW YORK (April 10, 2022) – Two people were seriously injured in a car accident on Route 211 by Goshen Turnpike in the Town of Wallkill.
Ulster County police officials are saying that the accident took place on Thursday. Two vehicles collided in the roadway under unclear conditions.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Both drivers were taken to the Westchester Medical Center with major injuries.
Heavy rain is suspected as being a contributing factor in the collision. A full investigation into the Wallkill collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Wallkill Car Accidents
Speed is one of the most common contributing factors for car accidents in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2019, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities.” There are many situations where a driver may need to operate their vehicle below the speed limit.
- Heavy rain
- Heavy fog
- Sharp curves in the roadway
- At night
All drivers have an obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code § 1180, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed than would be safe and reasonable given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. Drivers are more likely to lose control of their vehicle at higher speeds. Victims of car accidents often suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Any person that is injured due to the negligent actions of another driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A bodily injury claim can help victim’s recover damages such as medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the 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 people injured in this collision. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all involved. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other collisions along this road.
Have you or someone that you love been injured due to the negligence of another driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.