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Motor vehicle accident leads to 2 injuries in Columbia County

On Behalf of | Oct 6, 2022 | Car Accidents |

Two individuals have suffered injuries in a tragic motor vehicle collision in Claverack. The wreck occurred along County Route 20 and State Route 66. Sometimes these types of collisions take place as a result of a driver’s negligence, in which case the reportedly at-fault driver might be held liable for any injuries stemming from the crash.

How the accident happened

The unfortunate incident took place at about 4:30 p.m. on a Saturday. According to authorities, a woman was driving a car north along the state route and tried to turn left onto the county route. All of a sudden, a 34-year-old woman driving another automobile reportedly rear-ended her car.

A 43-year-old male passenger who was riding in the first car suffered injuries that were deemed life-threatening and was therefore taken to a medical center for treatment. The second car’s driver was also injured in the crash, but her injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. Police issued her two tickets for driving too quickly and following the first car too closely.

Potential for legal recourse

The injured male passenger may choose to file a personal injury claim against the woman who allegedly rear-ended the car he was riding in, seeking damages. Her traffic tickets may be presented in a New York civil court in an effort to establish liability in the crash, based upon a showing of negligence. If the man is successful in his claim, he might be awarded monetary damages to cover his hospital bills, the loss of wages due to his injuries and other losses associated with the wreck.