Head-On New York Collision Leaves Two Injured

by | May 11th, 2012

May 11, 2012

Head-on collisions are statistically proven to be more dangerous than any other type of motor vehicle collision. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration says that while head-on collisions only account for 2 percent of all accidents, they are responsible for more than 10 percent of all fatal wrecks.

Take, for instance, the case of an accident that occurred Tuesday in Van Buren, New York. According to The Post-Standard, the crash occurred at 11:30 a.m. on Route 31. New York State Police indicate that a 42-year-old Fulton, New York, woman was driving a 2001 Subaru Forrester north when she suddenly collided with a 1988 Toyota Corolla with an 81-year-old woman behind the wheel. The impact sent both vehicles flying off the road and required rescue crews to cut the women free from the wreckage.

The elderly woman was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for the injuries she sustained. She was last listed in critical condition, suffering from a broken neck, forearm, and ribs, as well as both legs being fractured. The driver of the Subaru was taken to a different facility where she was treated for a broken foot.

The Auto Accident Lawyers with the William Mattar Law Offices say that the best way to prevent a head-on New York Car Accident is to always stay alert to the road. It is important to always buckle up and drive defensively as well.