New York State Police are in the process of investigating a single-car crash in Schuyler Falls. The authorities responded to the rollover car accident around 5 p.m. the evening of Aug. 14. As of this report, they have not yet charged the driver, but their investigation is still ongoing.
The accident report states the driver, who has not been publicly identified at this time, apparently lost control of the vehicle. At some point the car flipped onto its roof, which is where witnesses found the vehicle. The two occupants, both women of an indeterminate age, were trapped inside the vehicle and calling for help.
One of the two women was attempting to free herself from the vehicle, but meeting little success. Emergency workers arrived on the scene a short time later and extracted both women from the wreckage of the car. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time, but both women were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police have not commented on what they believe caused the driver to lose control of the car.
New York State Police will continue to investigate the particulars of this car accident until it can be determined whether the driver committed a crime. If they believe it to be true, she could face formal charges in criminal court. The passenger in the vehicle is entitled under state law to file a separate personal injury suit against her in civil court. Civil suits are not contingent upon criminal charges or convictions, but typically make use of police evidence in court.
Source: wptz.com, “2 trapped inside car after crash; taken to hospital“, Jennifer Sheahen, Aug. 15, 2016