Posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 4:22 am
Ulster, NY (January 16, 2019) – Authorities have released the identities of two people who were struck by a vehicle just after midnight on Sunday, January 13. Jamie Mengel, 36, of Slingerlands tragically died from the injuries she sustained in the collision, and 26-year-old Alexander Terwilligar, of Ulster County, was left with serious injuries, according to police.
Authorities stated that an unidentified, 38-year-old man from Saugerties had been heading home from his job as an Ulster County Jail guard when he struck the pair of pedestrians along Ulster Avenue. Police and paramedics were rushed to the scene where both Mengel and Terwilligar were immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment. Mengel was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.
Terwilligar was reported to have suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive at this time. Police stated that no charges have been filed as the driver involved was not intoxicated and visibility was poor at the time of the collision. The driver also fully cooperated with authorities following the accident.
No further details have been provided as the events that led to this crash are currently under investigation.
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Our deepest condolences are wholeheartedly extended to the loved ones of Jamie Mengel, first and foremost. We also wish to extend our most genuine sympathies to Alexander Terwilligar as we maintain hope for a full recovery. New York pedestrian accidents are often fatal or critically injurious due to the unfortunate susceptibility of the victim at the time of impact. While it can be extremely difficult, it is terribly important for victims and the loved ones of victims to know that they may have substantial rights at this time.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there is nothing as traumatic as the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our compassionate New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have as we are devoted to helping those who are suffering due to the negligent actions of another person. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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