Crawford, NY – Head-On Accident Takes Life of Gerald Filcher on Route 17KNY/NJ Legal News
Crawford, NY (September 29, 2023) – A fatal motor vehicle collision took place in the town of Crawford on Saturday, September 23. At around 10:00 a.m., the New York State Police along with the Town of Crawford Police Department were dispatched to the scene of the accident on State Route 17K.
Two vehicles were reportedly involved in the accident that occurred when a 2006 International truck operated by Marcos Medina, 33, from Bronx, NY, was headed east on 17K. For unknown reasons, he crossed the center line and collided with a 1993 Toyota Tacoma headed west.
The truck came to rest on its side after the crash. Medina had to be extricated from his vehicle following the collision. The operator of the Tacoma, 64-year-old Gerald Filcher, of Bloomingburg, was pronounced deceased on-site.
Police in Crawford continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
We offer our sincere sympathies to the family of Gerald Filcher.
New York Car Accidents
Car accidents have become the leading cause of serious injuries and death in the United States. In the state of New York, hundreds of thousands of vehicle accidents happen every single year. On average, more than 300,000 deaths happen yearly due to unintentional auto collisions in the state of New York, taking the lives of nearly 6 out of every 100,000 New Yorkers. Additionally, there are over 12,000 hospitalizations every year that stem from traffic crash-related injuries, hospitalizing over 61 of every 100,000 New York residents.
When you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury in a car crash, you are probably dealing with painful injuries, emotional trauma, and financial burdens. Facing all of these at once can be overwhelming and stressful. While you are stuck in the hospital recovering from your injuries, you may be unable to work or spend time with the people you love. This can be a devastating experience, especially if several expenses are piling up against you.
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At the law office of Metro Law, our team of skilled lawyers has been working for over 30 years to help crash victims and their family members recover. We know what needs to be done in the days and weeks following your crash, and we will help you make sure that you complete the necessary tasks and paperwork to receive full and fair financial compensation for your losses and damages.
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