Six individuals were injured in a motor vehicle collision in New York. The four-vehicle crash occurred on a recent Wednesday morning near Albany. All six were transported to a medical center following the crash.
Events leading up to the accident
The New York accident took place at about 8:35 a.m. According to authorities, a 68-year-old man was driving north on a street in Colonie. He reportedly suffered a medical issue that caused his vehicle to speed through a red light.
Police said the man hit a sport utility vehicle driven by a 67-year-old woman. The man then reportedly struck another car operated by a 58-year-old man before crashing into an electrical transformer, which caused a temporary loss of power in the area. The man’s car continued to strike a garbage truck, becoming wedged beneath it. First responders took the man and five individuals injured in the accident to the hospital. The garbage truck driver said to be 64 years old, was not hurt in the wreck.
How an attorney can help
The man who ran the red light will probably be blamed for the accident, even if he suffered a medical event. This would be especially true if knew about his health condition and did not take appropriate steps to prevent an accident. In this situation, the five injured accident victims may choose to file personal injury claims against the driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained due to the crash. Successfully presented lawsuits may lead to monetary damage awards to cover the victims’ accident-related hospital bills and the loss of wages due to having to miss work for extended periods following the crash.