Posted on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 2:20 pm
Moriah, NY (June 22, 2019) – On Friday, one person was seriously injured in an ATV accident that took place on Bartlett Pond Road in Moriah around 7:52 p.m.
New York State Police claim that 41-year-old Billie Jo Fleming was a passenger on an ATV driven by 44-year-old William Smith. Smith’s ATV ran into a Suzuki King Quad operated by 58-year-old Francis Gagnon.
Both Smith and Fleming were ejected from their vehicle and landed forcefully on the ground. Fleming was immediately taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center, where she has been listed in critical condition. Smith, on the other hand, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.
Smith has since been charged with DWI, second-degree vehicular assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, and a variety of other charges.
The case remains under investigation at this time.
ATV Accidents in New York
First and foremost, we would like to extend our sympathies to the parties who have been injured in this accident, especially to the woman who remains in critical condition after this serious accident. We retain our hopes that she will heal from her injuries. In New York, ATV accidents happen every week, causing serious injuries to those involved. Luckily, you have many rights under the law.
Our attorneys at Hach & Rose have made it our obligation to hold negligent parties liable for the pain that they have inflicted onto others. If you believe that another party has acted negligently in the midst of your accident, we are here for you 24/7 to hold others accountable under the law. We will help you protect your rights and work toward results. Please contact us at 212-779-0057 to find out what we can do for you.
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