By: Basch & Keegan
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Three Hospitalized After Two-Car Crash
A recent two-car accident on Ulster Avenue sent a driver and her two passengers to the hospital. On Wednesday, August 5, Amber Ostoyic of Saugerties, who was traveling north on Ulster Avenue, attempted to turn left into the Hoffman Car Wash in the town of Ulster. It appears that in doing so, she failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming car driven by Lenique Moreau of Kingston. Moreau collided with Ostovic, resulting in injuries to Moreau and her passenger Monique Tinsley of Kingston, which emergency personnel described as non-life-threatening. A two-year-old child passenger in Moreau’s vehicle was also taken to HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston for what police called “precautionary reasons.” Ulster police issued a summons to Ostoyic for failing to yield right of way when turning left.
Accidents caused by a driver failing to yield the right of way when turning left are considered the second most common type of accident after rear-end collisions. Unfortunately, it is often the driver or passengers of the car that had the right of way who suffer worse injuries in these sorts of crashes. Failure-to-yield crashes can often be attributed to the turning driver not paying sufficient attention to the field of traffic, or misjudging the speed of oncoming cars. However, these accidents may also have been caused at least in part by excessive speed on behalf of the car with the right of way, or inattention on that driver’s behalf. Experienced accident investigators and personal injury attorneys can examine evidence such as tire skid marks near the scene of the accident and witness testimony to determine to what degree, if any, the crash had multiple factors, in order to reach a suitable settlement amount or to prepare for a trial.
Inattentive or aggressive drivers can make roadways not only unpleasant, but dangerous. If you’ve been the victim of a negligent driver and experienced injuries in a crash, contact experienced car accident attorneys to determine whether you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the seasoned Hudson Valley attorneys at Basch & Keegan for a free evaluation of your claims. Our attorneys are available in two convenient locations to better serve your personal injury legal needs. Call today, at (845) 338-8884 (Kingston) or (518) 288-5600 (Albany).