Columbus, NY – Fatal Crash with Tractor-Trailer Takes One Life on SR-8 near CR-25

Columbus, NY – Fatal Crash with Tractor-Trailer Takes One Life on SR-8 near CR-25

Columbus, NY (December 6, 2022) – A woman lost her life in a fatal accident that occurred in Chenango County on December 5. At around 11:00 a.m. Monday, police were sent to the scene of the wreck on State Route 8. 

According to reports from authorities, the fatal two-vehicle collision happened in the town of Columbus and took the life of a female Rome resident. Police arrived at the scene of the severe crash to find a tractor-trailer and a van that had been involved in a collision. 

Both were headed south when the tractor-trailer tried to turn right onto County Road 25. For unknown reasons, it was rear-ended by the van. The van was occupied by two people at the time of the accident. 

The male driver was severely injured in the crash. He was air-lifted to Mercy Flight from Lee Center, NY, to Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse. His injuries were deemed serious but non-life-threatening. 

The passenger, a woman from Rome, MY, was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as a man from Sherburne. He sustained no injuries, according to reports. 

The roadway was closed for approximately four hours while crews worked on-site. Police report that the crash investigation is still open. 

We would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased victim. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim. 

New York Traffic Accidents

Columbus, NY - Fatal Crash with Tractor-Trailer Takes One Life on SR-8 near CR-25Millions of people live in and around the state of New York and frequently travel through for pleasure or business. Unfortunately, approximately 1,000 people lose their lives yearly due to traffic collisions throughout the state. Thousands more are injured, often due to the negligent or careless actions of reckless drivers. 

Most traffic accidents are not caused by the volume of traffic in the state nor the inclement weather experienced by the Northeast region. Instead, the most common cause of traffic collisions in New York has to do with human error. 

Driver errors that are frequently involved in car crashes include: 

  • Speeding, which includes driving too fast for weather conditions and exceeding the posted speed limit. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that speeding poses numerous dangers, including reduced reaction time and increasing distance needed to come to a complete stop. 
  • Distraction, which can include other people inside the vehicle, cell phones, landscapes, children/pets, drinking, smoking, eating, or simply daydreaming.
  • Intoxication impairs a driver’s ability to maintain a safe position on the roadway, control speed, respond quickly to emergencies, make safe driving decisions, and pay attention to road conditions, signs, and regulations. 
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way usually causes traffic wrecks at intersections.
  • Aggressive driving is generally done by drivers attempting to avoid traffic, such as tailgating, speeding, improper lane changing, and running red lights. 

If you or someone you love were hurt in a traffic accident caused by a negligent driver, you deserve to be compensated for the losses and damages you may be facing in relation to your accident. Call the law office of Metro Law at your earliest convenience to learn more about how you can qualify for financial compensation. You can reach our office at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you. Our firm fights diligently on behalf of our clients and works tirelessly to ensure that your legal rights are protected. 

If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by driver negligence, a wrongful death attorney in Columbus can help you recover compensation to pay for funeral costs, medical care bills, and more.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you identify any false information in the story or want the post removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.