Plattsburgh, NY – Sheila Ives Killed in Traffic Accident on SR-3 near Hammond LaneNY/NJ Legal News
Plattsburgh, NY (March 3, 2023) – Police in Plattsburgh say a woman from New York lost her life in a collision in Plattsburgh on Thursday. Reports show the wreck occurred just before 1:00 p.m. on March 2.
Sources report the incident happened on State Route 3 near Hammond Lane. Police in New York State say Gary Twiss, 66, of Plattsburgh, was headed east on Route 3 in a van when he ran a red light and crashed into a pick up truck driven by Craig Smith, 61, of Peru.
Sheila Ives, 72, of Morrisonville, was a passenger in Twiss’ vehicle at the time. She lost her life in the collision. Twiss and Smith were transported to the hospital with injuries deemed non-life-threatening.
Authorities in Plattsburgh continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Sheila Ives at this time.
New York Car Accidents
Car and truck accidents are some of the most common reasons that individuals have to interact with the legal system. On average, the Empire state sees about 300,000 car crashes per year. Car wrecks that end in injuries are not always simple legal matters. Oftentimes, an injured victim will end up suing a negligent party for causing an accident. This entails a wide range of legalities, including driving laws, insurance laws, and/or product liability laws. This is especially true when cases involve catastrophic personal injuries or wrongful death.
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Our lawyers at Metro Law represent drivers who have been victimized in car wrecks. We provide our injured clients with aggressive yet considerate legal representation, so you’re able to be compensated for your injuries and damages.
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