Water Mill, NY (February 15, 2019) – A head-on collision between a large box truck and a Volvo was reported along Montauk Highway, a little west of Hayground Road in the town of Water Mill, according to authorities. The crash was stated to have happened at around 12:05 p.m. on Friday afternoon, February 15.
According to Southampton Town Police, the impact of the collision left one person trapped inside their vehicle, prompting responses from heavy rescue crews. Police confirmed that there were two people inside the box truck at the time of the accident, although they were unable to say whether the driver or the passenger were injured.
A Suffolk County Medevac helicopter was initially called to the scene to airlift the severely injured party. However, that plan was canceled due to hazardous weather conditions. After extricating the trapped victim, emergency medical responders transported that person to a nearby hospital via ambulance. The victim sustained serious leg injuries in the crash.
Authorities have not provided any further information concerning the welfare of the other parties involved in the accident. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Our sincere sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to the injured victim of this crash, as we maintain hope for their full recovery. Unfortunately, truck accidents in New York are commonly fatal or seriously injurious due to the size and power of such large vehicles, particularly when a crash occurs head-on. While it can be very difficult, it is important for victims to know that they may have substantial rights at this time.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there are not many things as overwhelming as a sudden injury. Our New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have been hurt in a New York truck accident due to the actions of another party, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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