KENT, NY – According to Lohud.com, multiple vehicles were involved in a car accident on Interstate 84 on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, leading to three people sustaining injuries. The crash occurred after a driver is reported to have violated the “Move Over Law.”
At about 5:50 p.m., a police vehicle pulled behind another vehicle and had its emergency lights flashing. The vehicle in front of the police vehicle did not pull over as is required by law.
The vehicle that did not pull over and slow down clipped the officer’s vehicle and then rear-ended the vehicle that had been pulled over by the police officer. The officers did not suffer any injuries in the crash, but the people in the vehicle that was rear-ended were injured.
The Lake Carmel Firefighters had to remove the vehicle occupants who were stuck in the vehicle. The injuries sustained by one of the vehicle occupants were considered serious, but not life-threatening. The most seriously injured person had been in the back seat of the vehicle at the time of the crash. That person was transported to the Westchester Medical Center via airlift.
The two other occupants, the driver, and the front seat passenger were brought to the Danbury Hospital.
The driver who failed to move over and caused the car accident was not injured in the crash. Police do not believe that the driver was impaired. No charges have been filed at this time, but the crash is still being investigated.
The “Move Over Law” was enacted as a way to help protect law enforcement officers. Police say that it is important that all people using the road follow the law and pull over for law enforcement. The laws are in place to protect trooper and other people on the roadway.
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