Woman Injured In Canandaigua Collision By State Route 21 and Duel Road
CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK (August 1, 2023) – A woman was hospitalized in a Canandaigua car accident on State Route 21 by Duel Road, according to the NYSP.
Canandaigua officials are saying that the accident took place on Wednesday. The driver of a Kia Sportage was waiting to turn left when they were rear-ended by a Dodge van.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. She was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in an air ambulance.
The driver of the Dodge was issued a traffic ticket. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Canandaigua Car Accidents
All drivers must exercise due care to avoid collisions. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code § 1180, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. There is simply no reason a driver should ever rear-end another vehicle in their own lane. Indeed, there is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that rear-ends another vehicle. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, though, drivers and insurance companies will often fight hard to deny liability for any collision. 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 woman 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 car accident? 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 can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.