An accident on a local highway has sent two people to hospital, according to law enforcement officials. New York State Police responded to the car accident which happened on July 12 outside of Carmel, New York. The investigation into the details of the accident is still being undertaken by local sheriff’s offices and other law enforcement agencies.
Preliminary reports suggest a 64-year-old man was attempting to pass a pickup truck towing a trailer, but remained too long in the oncoming lane. He struck another vehicle driven by a 34-year-old local woman head-on. The ensuing crash, which encompassed the vehicle he was trying to pass, forced both cars off the road and down an embankment.
It took first responders over an hour to extricate the man from his vehicle, after which time he was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries. The woman driving the other car was also badly hurt and taken into medical care. The driver of the pickup truck was uninjured in the crash. The 64-year-old has been cited by police for a failure to yield right-of-way, and is expected to appear in court once his injuries allow.
The case of this car accident is relatively clear-cut as far as New York traffic laws are concerned. While passing is allowed on certain roads, drivers are expected to do so with a degree of caution. This driver clearly did not, and another driver was injured as a result of his decision. Therefore, she will be entitled to file a personal injury law suit against him for damages incurred in the accident.
Source: Southeast Brewster Patch, “Officials: 2 Hurt in Southeast Rollover Crash,” Ashley Tarr, July 12, 2013