Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 4:30 pm
Troy, NY (October 3, 2018) – A man who injured four people in a car accident and then fled the scene on foot turned himself into the police yesterday, October 2. Police attempted to pull over Jeffery M. Cook Jr. when he continued to speed his vehicle westbound on Hoosick Street and led police on a short chase.
The pursuit came to a quick halt, however, when Cook ran through a red light at the intersection of Hoosick Street and River Street and subsequently crashed into two vehicles. Cook exited his vehicle and fled the scene on foot. A large search party ensued but authorities were unable to locate Cook.
Emergency crews were immediately called to the scene to assist any hurt individuals. A total of four people were reported to have suffered injuries in the crash. One person required transportation to a local hospital for treatment, but all injuries were eventually classified as minor. Cook turned himself into the police and is currently facing a long list of charges.
New York Car Accidents
We wish to extend our compassion and sympathies to the victims of this accident. We maintain hope for their full recoveries. A car accident in New York will often leave victims with mounting stress alongside their physical pain, and it is crucial to realize that you have rights.
When a reckless criminal causes a crash that injures you or your loved ones, it is imperative to hold that person accountable for your physical and financial anguish. At Hach & Rose, we have made it our passionate duty to hold criminal drivers liable for their actions as we are fervently adamant about protecting the rights of victims. If you have been injured due to the careless and criminal behavior of another driver, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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