High Speed To Blame For Vernon Car Crash

by | February 6th, 2012

February 6, 2012

High speed is to blame for a three-vehicle car crash in Vernon, New York, that left three people injured. According to reports from Channel 2 News, the accident happened last Wednesday, just before 3:45 PM along Route 5.

New York State Police reports show that a 79-year-old female driver was heading east on the highway when she stopped to yield to oncoming traffic before turning into her driveway. That is when an 87-year-old driver of a vehicle following the woman failed to stop and hit the woman from behind. The impact sent the woman’s car rolling into the oncoming lanes, where it was hit by a westbound van.

The woman had to be cut out of the vehicle by the Jaws-Of-Life and was promptly transported to Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, New York, to be treated for broken bones and internal injuries.

The 87-year-old male driver complained of chest pain following the crash and was taken to a local hospital as well. Before leaving the scene though, he was cited for driving at an unreasonable speed.

A 55-year-old man who was a passenger in the van involved also suffered minor lacerations to his hand that required some treatment at the scene and at a hospital.

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