PEMBROKE, NEW YORK (November 24, 2023) – Two people were seriously injured when a car crossed into opposing lanes of traffic along Route 5.
Pembroke police officials are saying that the accident took place around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. A driver crossed into opposing lanes of traffic and hit a 2013 Dodge Caravan.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Two people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
Liability For Pembroke Car Accidents
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of collisions that a person can be involved in. They account for only around 2% of all collisions but are involved in over 10% of all traffic fatalities. Many collisions are due to speeding. According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2021, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” Many other factors could contribute to collisions.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver intoxication
- Tire blowouts
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care and drive on the right side of the roadway. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that leaves their designated lane of travel and hits another vehicle head-on. 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 New York Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the people injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. This was a preventable collision that should not have taken place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Pembroke car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.