An SUV and a sedan collided on Tuesday when the driver of the SUV ran a stop sign, witnesses report. The driver of the sedan had to be removed from her vehicle by the firefighter who arrived on the scene shortly after the accident. Police are still investigating the witness’s accounts of the events to determine if the SUV really did run through the stop sign, reports a source.
The woman, after being removed from the vehicle, was transported via ambulance to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for her injuries; as she was loaded into the ambulance, the woman complained of injuries throughout the majority of her body. Police have not released any further updates on the woman’s condition and it is unknown whether or not she is still hospitalized.
The driver of the SUV was injured in the accident, but received only minor injuries which did not require hospitalization. The woman driving the sedan was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the incident while the driver of the SUV was not. A Lawyer explains that the relative sizes of the vehicle probably provided greater protection to the SUV driver. The woman’s injuries would have been more severe if she had not been wearing her seatbelt, and, without the seatbelt, she might have been thrown from the car.
Both drivers were alone in their vehicles at the time of the accident. The driver of the SUV responded to the police questioning without any incident, but it was unknown at this time what caused the driver not to stop at the intersection. Police and fire crews cleared the midday accident within a few hours; the accident did not affect the rush hour.
The woman’s car was towed from the scene while the woman was at the hospital. The damage to the sedan from the accident in Nassau and Suffolk was compounded by the damage that the rescue crew did as they removed as they cut the woman from the vehicle, states an officer. The SUV was damaged but was able to be driven away from the scene.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you should contact a New York Accident Attorney. There are many offices across New York City to accommodate your needs.