Vestal, NY (February 2, 2019) – A Sheriff’s Deputy from Broome County received serious injuries in a head-on collision that took place on Route 17 in Vestal.
The accident, according to police, happened when her patrol vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver. A Tesla struck the patrol vehicle of 32-year-old Kristy Botsford around 1 a.m.
The Tesla had been driven by Daniel Butash, who had originally been stopped along the shoulder and had his vehicle pointed in the wrong direction. He then took off when police vehicles responded.
Butash slammed into Botsford’s oncoming patrol vehicle. Botsford was trapped inside her vehicle following the incident and emergency responders had to use the “jaws of life” to free her.
Butash was taken to the hospital and treated for a variety of injuries. He was showing signs of intoxication and police continue to investigate. Charges are pending at this time.
Head-on collisions are actually at the top of the list for some of the most injury-causing and fatal accidents that take place on New York roadways. These accidents happen every year due to drivers who are driving on the wrong side of the road and are engaged in negligent acts such as drunk or drugged driving. Because these accidents can take place in the blink of an eye, it is important to be prepared for anything. We would like to extend our condolences to those involved with the hopes that they will recover, and want you to know that our car accident attorneys are here to listen to you in your time of need.
At Hach & Rose, we want you to know that we are here to help you through one of the most difficult moments of recovery that you will ever endure. If you have been seriously injured at the hands of another party, you have many rights under New York personal injury law. We will help you receive proven case results, so contact us today to find out what we can do for you at 212-779-0057.
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