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Portville, NY – Victim of Head-On Collision Died at Hospital

Portville, NY (October 24, 2018) – A head-on collision resulted in three people suffering injuries on Saturday morning, October 20. Unfortunately, one of those victims was now pronounced dead due to their injuries on Tuesday, October 23. The victim has been identified as 79-year-old Paul B. Jurenko, of Olean.

The initial crash was reported to have taken place at around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday after two vehicles collided on Portville-Olean Road. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department reported that a Ford Fusion that was traveling west on Portville-Olean Road crossed over into oncoming traffic, subsequently crashing into a Subaru Forester.

Both the Fusion and the Forester sustained severe damage to their front-ends and a third vehicle that was parked on the side of the road was also struck during the crash, suffering minor damage. The driver of the Fusion was rushed to Olean General Hospital after being extricated from the vehicle by emergency responders.

Jurenko was a passenger in the Subaru at the time of the accident, and a 76-year-old Olean woman who was also in the Subaru was promptly taken to Olean General Hospital as well. Jurenko sadly passed away on Tuesday at Erie County Medical Center.

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We would first like to extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers and deepest condolences to the loved ones of Paul B. Jurenko during this tragic time. We also preserve hope for the full recoveries of the other injured parties. Car accidents in New York often prove to be fatal, and the detrimental emotional and financial stress that follows is typically overwhelming for loved ones.

Portville, NY – Victim of Head-On Collision Died at Hospital

At Hach and Rose, we understand the immense pain of unexpectedly losing a loved one. We are passionate about serving the members of our community during the times when they need it the most. If you have lost a loved one in a New York car accident, please do not hesitate call 212-779-0057 and let us put our knowledge and compassion to work for you.

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