A news release reported a recent crash that caused serious injuries to an upstate New York state trooper. The car accident occurred on a recent Saturday morning shortly before 5:45 a.m. The injured trooper is a state police veteran of 18 years. She was in her stationary patrol car when another vehicle smashed into it.
Reportedly, the patrol car was parked on the shoulder of a highway behind a rental truck. It is unclear whether the rental truck was involved in an earlier crash, but the report mentions that the truck driver had already been transported to a hospital when the SUV struck the patrol car. However, the truck’s emergency lights were activated, and the trooper was awaiting the arrival of a tow truck to fetch the rental truck.
The 25-year-old SUV driver allegedly did not move over upon approach and smashed into the patrol car. That driver and a 19-year-old passenger were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. However, the trooper suffered serious injuries, and emergency workers rushed her to a medical facility.
An investigation into this accident is ongoing. However, regardless of whether charges are filed against the SUV driver, the injured trooper will be entitled to file a personal injury claim for financial relief. This is a complicated legal field, but she can seek the assistance of legal counsel. With the support and guidance of an experienced New York personal injury attorney, she can pursue recovery of medical expenses, lost income and other financial losses. Furthermore, the victim’s documented claims can include emotional damages like pain and suffering.