When on the road in Albany and throughout the surrounding areas, there are many dangers drivers should be aware of. While that will undeniably center around other vehicles, obstacles or unexpected incidents involving objects can also cause an accident. When combining that possibility with the risky behaviors of drivers, auto crashes can happen causing serious injuries and fatalities. After a collision, people are often unaware of their rights and what to do – especially if it is an unusual situation. From the start, it is imperative to know the value of gathering evidence and taking the necessary steps to recovering compensation for all that was lost.
Tire comes loose and hits vehicle, injuring two
A 68-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman were hospitalized after the vehicle they were driving was hit by a tire that had come loose from a pickup truck. The accident occurred in the late-morning at approximately 11 a.m. The pickup, a 2018 Ford F350, was heading west on the New York State Thruway when the tire on the rear driver’s side came off and hit the hood of a 2014 Ford Focus.
Both driver and passenger were taken to the hospital. The man was taken for treatment by air as he had serious injuries. He was reportedly in serious condition. The woman’s injuries were not said to be life-threatening. She too was hospitalized. The driver of the pickup, a 26-year-old man, was spoken to by law enforcement found to be under the influence. He was tested to determine his blood-alcohol content (BAC) and registered 0.08. This is legally drunk according to the law. He was charged with DUI and second-degree vehicular assault. He was unhurt.
Navigating the aftermath of any accident may require experienced assistance
As this auto accident shows, not every crash is between two vehicles, nor do they always happen because of recklessness, negligence, speeding or distraction. A combination of factors can contribute to it. Any kind of accident can cause catastrophic injuries and death. The medical costs, lost income and dramatically changed future should be understood from the start. This can be especially challenging for older people who can face other issues as they try to recover. Regardless of who is injured and the extent of the damage, gathering evidence and assessing the entire case is wise. Calling for professional guidance is a beneficial decision from the start.