One Person Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 5

by | March 22nd, 2012

March 21, 2012

A 74-year-old man was hospitalized yesterday afternoon after being involved in a two-car collision on Route 5, near the town of Sheridan, New York.

An article released by the Buffalo News stated that the crash occurred when the elderly driver traveling west began to make a left turn off the highway. While making the turn, he cut off another vehicle heading east in the oncoming lanes of traffic, causing the vehicles to collide. The impact of the accident caused that eastbound vehicle to burst into flames.

The 36-year-old driver of the burning car and his two passengers were able to escape the wreckage with non-life threatening injuries before the vehicle was engulfed in flames. Rescue crews transported the three victims to Lake Shore Hospital in Irving to receive treatment.

The elderly driver of the other vehicle was severely injured in the crash and was airlifted to Eerie County Medical Center. The man was reportedly still in the intensive care unit at the facility earlier today.

Deputies with the Eerie County Sheriff’s Department say they will continue to investigate the incident and that the driver responsible may be ticketed for causing the incident.

The New York Car Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Injury Lawyers say that it’s important to always look twice before making a turn through or into traffic. Taking two extra seconds to make that second glance may prevent an accident and could possibly save a life.