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Lansing, NY – Impaired Driver Causes Crash with 4-Year-Old Child in Car

Lansing, NY (February 8, 2019) – Deputies from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office charged a man with driving while ability impaired by drugs after a two-car crash involving a 4-year-old girl. The accident was reported to have occurred on Wednesday, February 6, on Graham Road in the town of Lansing, according to authorities.

Police reported that 24-year-old Joshua Wurgler, of Dryden, had been driving west along Graham Road when he failed to keep right and struck a vehicle. The impact of the collision sent Wurgler’s car off the roadway and into a concrete barrier located in front of the Northeast Pediatrics office.

According to deputies, Wurgler was found unconscious behind the wheel with a 4-year-old girl in the back seat of the vehicle. Authorities have determined that the child is not Wurgler’s daughter, but no further information concerning the girl has been released.

The Lansing Fire Department assisted Bangs Ambulance and State police at the scene where Wurgler regained consciousness and was charged with impaired driving. The child was assisted by medical staff from the Northeast Pediatrics office but her specific condition has not been released. Likewise, there has been no mention of the other driver involved in this incident.

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Lansing, NY – Impaired Driver Causes Crash with 4-Year-Old Child in Car

Before moving on, we would like to extend our kindest and most genuine sympathies to the victims of this crash, first and foremost. Car accidents in New York often result in horrendous outcomes, particularly those involving drugs and children. At this time, it is terribly important to understand that victims may have very significant rights in terms of recovering compensation for their injuries.

Our sympathetic New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to helping the victims of reckless and blatantly criminal drivers. As members of the community, we are wholehearted about supporting those who have been unfairly injured as we fight for the reimbursement they deserve. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car accident due to a negligent party, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 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.


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