Connecticut man held in Westchester crash
Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Nov 24, 2013 in Car Accidents
A Connecticut man was involved in a car accident on I-287 in the Town of Rye in Westchester County, New York. The 22-year-old Greenwich driver was sent back to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $500,000 bond.
The man drove his car out of the traffic lane on the highway, onto the shoulder, and struck a parked car pushing it into a lane of traffic. His car overturned, and two passengers in his car and two passengers in the parked car were injured. The injured parties were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Neither driver was injured.
The driver is facing several charges of felony vehicular assault. In addition, he has been charged with DWI.
When a Connecticut resident has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the person or persons responsible for the accident may be held responsible for the injuries that they have caused others. A driver who is under the influence, texting while driving, or distracted for other reasons may have caused injury to victims who are suffering through no fault of their own. An attorney may be able to assist the injured person by reviewing the facts of the case, examining photos of the accident, analyzing the police reports, and interviewing the victim and witnesses. Once the cause of the crash has been determined, an attorney may assist with filing accurate and timely paperwork on behalf of the injured parties. An attorney may also be able to provide assistance to an injured person or their family in the area of knowing when to file a case with the courts and when to seek a settlement outside of the court system.
Source: midhudsonnews.com, "CT man charged with vehicular assault following Westchester crash", November 17, 2013