Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 9:17 pm
Peekskill, NY (May 8, 2019) – It is currently unclear as to exactly how many people were injured during two motor vehicle accidents that took place on Wednesday morning, May 8th, on Route 9. According to authorities, several people were hospitalized following the accidents that started around 9:50 a.m. and ended up involving at least ten vehicles.
Police stated that a motorcyclist crashed on Route 9 near Louisa Street, resulting in the road being closed down. Shortly after that accident, while officers were diverting traffic, a second collision occurred and subsequently triggered a chain reaction of accidents involving several vehicles at approximately 10:20 p.m. Altogether, at least 10 vehicles are believed to have been involved in the series of crashes which prompted responses from emergency medical responders.
At least seven people were immediately hospitalized, three of whom were rushed to New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt with injuries classified as non-life threatening. The specific conditions of the victims have not been confirmed at this time. The details concerning the events that led to these accidents are being investigated.
Multi-Vehicle Accidents in New York
Unfortunately, many car accidents in New York end in extremely serious injuries or death, especially those which occur at a high rate of speed or involve more than two vehicles. Before moving on, we would like to extend our most genuine sympathies to all injured parties as we uphold our highest hopes for their full recoveries. While it can be extremely difficult, it is important for victims to understand that they may have serious rights moving forward.
Our compassionate accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their careers to those who have suffered due to the actions of a reckless or otherwise negligent party. We recognize the tremendous physical, emotional, and financial complications that arise in the aftermath of a sudden accident, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have suffered injuries in a New York car accident, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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