Police say three travelers died Monday during a collision involving an elderly driver on Grand Island.
Troopers with the New York State Police report that an unidentified motorist was operating a sport-utility vehicle south along Interstate 190. Around 12:40 a.m., the driver observed a white northbound vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the highway.
The SUV’s driver was unable to avoid a collision and hit the car, driven by a male, 87. Investigators say the impact caused both vehicles to catch fire.
Paramedics rushed both drivers to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of medical trauma. Three other subjects reported suffered fatal injuries.
Seeing a copy of the New York accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about New York Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An New York accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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