While not always the case, an auto accident often leads to serious injury or death. In the case of multiple vehicles and passengers, the chance of a large number of injuries and/or fatalities is much greater.
Drinking and driving has been linked to an increase in automobile accidents, and it appears that alcohol may have been a factor in a recent accident that led to a two car crash that injured two New York State Police officers.
According to police, a young man was driving west on Holman City Road in a 2009 Honda. Rather than stop at the sign at the intersection of Holman and State Route 8, the driver continued forward and subsequently collided with a state police patrol car which was traveling south on Route 8.
The two troopers in the vehicle were injured as a result. All three if the men involved in the accident were immediately transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center. The troopers were treated and released at a later time, however the driver of the accident remains hospitalized and in table condition. A passenger in the driver’s car at the time of the accident was not injured.
At this point, the investigation into the cause of the accident continues. For the time being, charges are pending against the driver. Once the results of the investigation come back, this could change.
If you have been involved in a car accident in which you were injured due to the negligence of a third party, it is important to contact an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible. This person can help protect your rights while explaining whether or not you are able to file a lawsuit to collect for injuries, lost earnings, and other financial damages related to the accident.
Source: The Observer-Dispatch, “Two state troopers injured in early Sunday morning car accident” No author given, Aug. 11, 2013