The town of Paris was the scene of a car crash that sent two people to a local hospital, according to sources on the scene. Officers from the local sheriff’s office responded to the car accident around 3:00 p.m. on Dec. 28 with assistance from New York State Police. So far, only a traffic ticket has been issued in connection to this case.
According to the accident report, a 62-year-old woman was heading westbound when she stopped at a stop sign. When she proceeded to continue driving, she failed to yield right-of-way, causing her to strike a southbound vehicle driven by a 91-year-old man. Both individuals were evaluated on-site by medical personnel responding to the news of the crash.
The drivers were then transported to separate hospitals with injuries described as minor. They were treated and released at that time. The woman was issued a traffic citation for her failure to give the right-of-way to the other man. No other charges have been filed as of this report.
While the injuries suffered by both parties in the car accident were described as minor, the advanced age of the drivers involved means that even minor injuries could have long-lasting health effects. If this is the case, the injured man may wish to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver. Given the woman was already cited for a traffic violation by police, this evidence combined with a persistent medical condition arising from the injuries he sustained in the accident could be enough to win the civil case in the state of New York.
Source: uticaod.com, “2 drivers injured in town of Paris crash”, Dec. 31, 2015