Eight Injured in Ulster County Head-On Crash

Eight people were reportedly hurt in a recent Ulster County head-on collision. According to police, a 38-year-old man from Jamaica, New York was driving a Kia northeast on Hardenburg Road when he unexpectedly crossed the center line and struck a southwest-bound Honda that was being driven by a 44-year-old New Paltz woman. After the head-on collision, emergency responders purportedly transported the driver of the Honda by ambulance to Kingston Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Kia and his six passengers were reportedly taken to the same hospital for minor injuries. Everyone involved in the injury accident was apparently treated and released the same day. Following a crash investigation by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, the driver of the Kia reportedly received a ticket for failure to keep right.

Thankfully, no one was killed in this head-on collision. Still, as this case demonstrates, driving on any roadway in New York can turn unexpectedly dangerous in an instant. Injury wrecks like this one may be caused by any number of factors including negligent, distracted, or impaired drivers and defectively designed roadways. Data compiled by the New York Department of Health states that nearly 1,500 individuals were killed and more than 15,000 others were injured in motor vehicle collisions throughout the state each year between 2005 and 2007. Males between the ages of 20 and 24, and motorists over the age of 65, were reportedly more likely than other drivers to be killed a car accident.

If your loved one was hurt or killed due to another motorist's negligent actions, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for your loss. The spouse, child, or parent of someone who died in an avoidable motor vehicle accident in New York may receive financial compensation for the cost of their loved one's medical care, lost benefits and wages, loss of consortium, and funeral expenses. In addition, a relative may also recover damages related to the personal injuries suffered by their family member prior to his or her wrongful death by filing a survival action. The timeframe during which you may file a wrongful death or survival action is limited. To protect your rights, you should contact a quality personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your loss.

Please contact the hardworking lawyers at the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC if you were hurt or a family member was killed in a traffic crash in New York. At the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC, our dedicated New York City personal injury and accident law attorneys are ready and willing to assist the victims of unexpected traffic collisions. Our competent lawyers have more than 45 years of experience helping clients who are located in New York and New Jersey. To speak with a knowledgeable attorney about your personal injury or wrongful death claim, do not hesitate to contact the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC through the law firm's website, or give us a call at (212) 835-6768 in New York City.

Additional Resources:

Police: 8 people suffer minor injuries in two-car Esopus accident, by Nina Schutzman, Poughkeepsie Journal

Head-on crash injures eight on Hardenburg Road in Esopus, Daily Freeman