Saratoga Springs, NY – Head-On Crash on the Northway past Exit 15 Ends in InjuriesNY/NJ Legal News
Saratoga Springs, NY (December 8, 2022) – A driver traveling the wrong way on a roadway in Saratoga Springs caused a serious head-on collision on Thursday, December 8. Reports concerning the accident show it happened in the evening hours for reasons still under police investigation.
According to information from local officials, the collision took place on the Northway past exit 15. Paramedics and police arrived at the scene shortly after the incident occurred.
At least one person was in need of emergency medical attention. At this time, the number of victims transported to the hospital has not been reported.
Traffic delays ensued in the area while emergency crews were present. Drivers were asked to seek alternate routes while the scene was occupied.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victims.
New York Auto Accidents
The state of New York sees thousands of auto accidents per year. Some of these crashes end in injuries and fatalities for the involved parties. Throughout the United States, over 5 million vehicle accidents occur every single year. This is alarming when we consider the cause of these crashes: driver negligence. A recent report compiled concerning car wrecks in the United States found that 90-99% of reported car wrecks are caused by the negligent actions of drivers.
Drivers can display negligence in many different ways. Distraction is the most prevalent type of negligence seen on American roadways today. Every year, over 400,000 vehicle crashes are caused by the actions of distracted drivers. Drivers can be distracted by many things, but most of all, they are distracted by their phones. Everyone is worried about their calls, texts, and social media accounts at all times; even when driving vehicles. This is dangerous and frustrating for those of us who choose to pay attention to the roadway at all times. Looking away from the road for five seconds while traveling 55 miles per hour is the same as driving the length of a football field while blindfolded. When we look at it this way, it is an extremely hazardous and even life-threatening act that no one should ever engage in.
When you or a loved one of yours has sustained severe injuries in a car crash caused by the actions of a negligent driver, you deserve to be compensated for the losses and damages you are facing. No one should ever have to pay for injuries sustained by the actions of a negligent party, which is why there are attorneys who have made it their professional duty to help people like you through times like these.
A car crash attorney in Saratoga Springs can help you get financial compensation for the damages you face. Contact Metro Law as soon as you can to learn more about your legal rights toward financial compensation if you or a loved one were injured in a car crash.
You can reach our law office 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.