Gowanda, NY – Elizabeth Tonello Killed in Car Accident on Sand Hill Rd

Gowanda, NY – Elizabeth Tonello Killed in Car Accident on Sand Hill Rd

Gowanda, NY (October 22, 2021) – Officers from the Gowanda Police Department said that a woman was killed and a man was seriously injured during a car accident on Sand Hill Road, on Thursday, October 21st.

Investigators reported that two vehicles collided head-on on Sand Hill Road, at about 12:30 p.m.

The victim, 27-year-old Elizabeth Tonello, a resident of Gowanda, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle, Neal Bennett, was med flighted to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight.

Patrol officers say that Tonello was on her way to a family emergency at the time of the accident.

This crash is under investigation by the New York State Accident Investigation Unit.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Elizabeth Tonello, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Head-On Car Accidents in Gowana

Gowanda, NY - Elizabeth Tonello Killed in Car Accident on Sand Hill Rd

Head-on car accidents most often happen when a vehicle crosses over the median or centerline and collides with an oncoming vehicle. A head-on accident can also occur when the driver of a vehicle deliberately or accidentally enters a street from the opposite direction. 

There are many reasons that accidents like this take place, such as driving under the influence, distracted driving, defects in the roadway, passing on a two-lane road, sudden lane changes due to disabled vehicles of construction zones, vehicle failures, and loss of control due to excessive speed. 

Head-on accidents on interstates are particularly dangerous due to the high rate of speed at which the vehicles are traveling.

Despite the fact that head-on crashes are not common, when one does take place, the injuries that follow are usually serious or fatal. Given the size and speed of most vehicles, those involved in a head-on accident can be subjected to critical brain or head injuries or spinal cord injuries that result in quadriplegia or paraplegia. 

Other injuries commonly associated with head-on accidents involve broken bones throughout the body and other serious internal injuries.  

If you or a family member was injured or killed in a head-on accident, it is important to hire an attorney who routinely litigates head-on car accident cases and is willing to explore all potential avenues for recovery. 

Gowana Personal Injury Attorney

Over the years, Metro Law’s team of responsive and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Gowana has helped thousands of claimants get the justice and compensation they deserve for their legal claims. Our team has fought aggressively on behalf of accident victims to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state.

Following a serious car accident, victims are hospitalized for several weeks or even months to tend to their injuries. The mental, physical, and financial consequences of collisions are always cumulative. Victims and their families are often forced to suffer through the overwhelming impacts of preventable accidents. 

When people sustain injuries in crashes, due to the reckless actions of other drivers, they should contact a car accident attorney in Gowana as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.

Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. If you were injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, contact our car accident lawyers in New York at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.

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 have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be 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 but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as 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.