One Dead And 2 Injured After Horrible Crash
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advocates seat belt use for all passengers and drivers of motor vehicles. In 2016, 23,714 drivers and passengers were killed in auto accidents, and more than half of teens and adults killed in auto accidents were not wearing seat belts. Seat belt use can reduce serious injuries in an auto accident by about half. New York has primary seat belt laws covering drivers and front seat passengers who are 16 years of age or older. If you are not wearing a seat belt in New York, a police officer can pull you over for this reason and issue a citation.
The Daily Freeman reports on a crash in New Paltz that left one passenger dead and two others injured.
The accident happened on Friday, March 29th while the vehicle was stopped at a stop sign on Oakwood Terrace. 26-year-old Jade Randazzo was riding in the back seat of the Toyota which was stopped at the intersection Of Henry W. Dubois Drive and Oakwood Terrace. The vehicle was rear-ended by a 2008 Volvo, which pushed the Toyota off of the roadway and into a group of trees where it overturned. Randazzo was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Toyota suffered major injuries and was taken to Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. The driver of the Volvo also suffered head and arm injuries and was taken Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital.
Randazzo and the two drivers were not wearing seat belts and speed may have been a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.