Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 3:55 am
Brockport, NY (April 1, 2019) – A serious personal injury accident was reported to have occurred after a man fell into the Erie Canal on Monday, April 1st. According to authorities, the victim suffered from hypothermia after falling into the canal near Main Street around 3:30 a.m. in what may be considered a slip-and-fall or unsafe property incident.
Brockport Police stated that officers were flagged down in the area after at least a few people heard someone calling out for help. Emergency responders were promptly called to the scene where they had to work with a rope to help lift the man from the lower level of the canal. After working together, multiple crews at the scene were eventually able to remove the victim and stabilize him.
Authorities stated that the man was immediately rushed to Strong Memorial Hospital to undergo further treatment. No further information has been made available as the cause of this accident is likely to be under investigation at this time.
Unsafe Property Accidents in New York
While the events that led to this incident are currently unclear, it is an unfortunate fact that unsafe property accidents in New York occur all too often and frequently lead to severe injuries. At this time, we would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the injured victim, as we preserve our highest hopes for his full recovery.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that the bulk of a victims’ focus should always remain on their health and recovery. However, it is important to know that you may have substantial rights moving forward. Our dedicated attorneys are passionate about holding negligent parties and other entities accountable for the pain they cause, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you have suffered serious injuries in an unsafe property accident in New York, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 and let us put our extensive experience to work for you today.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.