A three-car crash occurred on the New York State Thruway in the early evening of Dec. 22. Authorities do not believe that weather was a contributing factor in the chain reaction car accident. Investigators believe the primary cause was actually distracted driving. State police say that the roadway was dry and that traffic was moving at a crawl when the accident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m.
According to reports, one eastbound car rear-ended the vehicle in front of it near the Batavia exit, and the second vehicle then rear-ended the next car in the line. The man who was driving the first car was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital because he suffered from serious injuries. The driver of the second car only suffered minor injuries and was treated for them at the scene. The third driver in the accident was not harmed.
Authorities closed the section of the Thruway for approximately 30 minutes in order to wrap-up the investigation and clear the scene of wreck. However, traffic remained backed up for a several additional hours.
The first thing expected of accident victims is to file an accident report with the police. After filing the report, some accident victims seek treatment for any injuries that they may have suffered. Once all of the necessary information has been gathered, it may be possible for accident victims to file a legal claim for compensation. Because insurance companies are supposed to automatically provide coverage for their clients for any injuries and lost wages, claims against the at-fault driver can only be filed if that driver was entirely responsible for the accident and the victims suffered serious injuries.
Source: WGRZ, “Man Seriously Injured in Thruway Accident“, December 22, 2013
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