Two People Injured In Mahopac Head-On Car Accident Along Baldwin Place Road Near Mahopac Middle School
MAHOPAC, NEW YORK (December 2, 2019) – Two people were injured in a head-on car accident along Baldwin Place Road by the entrance to Mahopac Middle School.
New York state police are saying that the accident took place around 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. For reasons that remain under investigation a white sedan and a black sedan collided head-on.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victims. One person was taken to Danbury Trauma and the other was taken to the Putnam Hospital Center.
An investigation into the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Mahopac Car Accidents
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of accidents that a person can be involved in. They tend to happen when drivers cross double yellow lines. According to the New York Safety Council, “There are certain conditions where you are allowed by law to make turns over, and left turns out of, a driveway and crossovers from driveway to driveway as long as the flow of traffic is not impeded and no excessive speed is used. If oncoming vehicles must slow or make drastic maneuvers, these are not safe actions. Double yellow lines cannot be crossed in any other situations than those described.”
Victims of head-on collisions tend to suffer from very serious injuries including broken bones, head-trauma and PTSD. Victims of head-on collisions may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important that accident victims continue to get the follow up care they need. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Mahopac Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to fully recover. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.