New Hartford, NY – Elssy Vintimilla Airlifted Following Two-Car Accident at Rt 26 and Rt 365

New Hartford, NY – Elssy Vintimilla Airlifted Following Two-Car Accident at Rt 26 and Rt 365

New Hartford, NY (October 08, 2021) – The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene of a car accident that caused serious injuries to a woman on Friday, October 8th. 

The victim was airlifted to SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.

Reports show that at about 7:30 a.m., 50-year-old Elssy Vintimilla, a resident of Utica, was driving southbound on Route 26 and crossing into the eastbound lane of Route 365. 

At the moment, 33-year-old Andrew Gardner, a resident of Oneida was heading eastbound in his pick-up truck when he hit Vintimilla’s car.

The full extent of Vintimilla’s injuries are unknown but she is currently hospitalized in stable condition.

Gardener was unharmed during the impact.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Injury Accidents in New Hartford

New Hartford, NY - Elssy Vintimilla Airlifted Following Two-Car Accident at Rt 26 and Rt 365

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

In spite of the fact that head-on crashes are not common, when one does occur, 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 severe brain and head injuries or spinal cord damage that causes quadriplegia or paraplegia. 

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

There are numerous reasons that accidents like this take place, such as driving under the influence, distracted driving, roadway defects, passing on a two-lane road, unexpected lane changes due to disabled vehicles of construction zones, vehicle malfunctions, and loss of control due to excessive speed. Head-on accidents on interstates are especially dangerous because of the high rate of speed at which the vehicles are traveling.

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. 

New Hartford Personal Injury Attorney

Over the years, Metro Law’s team of responsive and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in New Hartford 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 New Hartford 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.