Onondaga, NY – Two Injured in Collision with NYS Trooper on I-81
Onondaga, NY (December 20, 2018) – A woman from Endicott and a New York State Trooper have suffered injuries following a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday morning, December 19. The collision happened at around 8:36 a.m. on Interstate 81, about a mile north of State Route 11 in Onondaga.
Diane Lopez-Edouard, 40, has been accused of failing to move over for emergency vehicles after she was unable to yield to slowed traffic due to a disabled vehicle on the interstate. Lopez-Edouard subsequently swerved and struck the rear side of the troopers’ vehicle that had been stopped on the side of the road. The trooper had been helping the driver of the disabled vehicle at the time.
Paramedics arrived on the scene and immediately transported the trooper to Upstate University Hospital to be treated for back and neck injuries. He has since been released. Lopez-Edouard was reported to have suffered two broken arms in the collision, as she was promptly taken to Upstate Medical Center and admitted to surgery.
No further details have been provided at this time.
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We would like to offer our most heartfelt sympathies to both Diane Lopez-Edouard and the injured trooper, first and foremost, as we maintain hope for their full recoveries. Car accidents in New York, like many collisions, frequently result in serious injuries or fatalities. It is extremely important to know that, as the victim of someone else’s inattention, you may have significant rights regarding financial compensation for your injuries.
At Hach & Rose, we are aware of the immense pain and devastation that careless motorists and other entities inflict. Our sympathetic New York accident attorneys are entirely devoted to helping victims and their loved ones obtain compensation for their losses. If you have suffered injuries in a New York car accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 and let us go to work for you today.
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