A one-year-old toddler and a Poughkeepsie woman died in a Wappingers Falls crash involving two vehicles on Monday, March 1.
According to the New York State Police, the fatal collision happened around 3:30 p.m. on Route 9 in the area of New Hackensack Road.
The first investigation found that forty-eight-year-old Loraine Baker from Poughkeepsie was operating her 2017 Honda CRV south on Route 9 when she crashed the back of a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The woman was air-flown to Westchester Medical Center where she died of her injuries.
Thirty-seven-year-old Rene Luis Ramires from Poughkeepsie was operating the Trailblazer. Besides her in the car, there were three more passengers – twenty-three-year-old Nelvis Luis Cruz, four-year-old Esteban Luis Luis and one-year-old Emilion Luis Lis. They were all taken to MidHudson Regional Hospital with severe injuries.
The police confirmed that Emilio Luis Luis died of his injuries at the hospital.
Route 9 was closed in both ways for more than three hours after the Wappingers Falls crash. The police continue the investigation.
Rear-end collisions lead to severe injuries such as neck and back injuries, spine injuries, traumatic brain injuries.
If this has happened to you, you should consult with a car accident attorney. No matter how severe your injuries are, the insurance company of the liable driver won’t be so eager to offer a high settlement. This is why an attorney is needed; they will advise you not to accept the first offer. Negotiating for the settlement is a normal way to get to a settlement that works for you. You should be able to cover your medical bills, lost wages and damages. If the insurers won’t offer a reasonable settlement, your attorney may suggest taking the case to court.
Our team at Cellino Law will review your case and help you get your compensation claim; schedule your consultation with a New York car accident lawyer today.