Forestport, NY (April 8, 2021) – A car crash in the area of Forestport left one person deceased and others injured on Thursday afternoon, April 8th. The fatal collision took place on Route 28, at or near the intersection with Woodgate Road.
According to authorities, 67-year-old Kirsten Down, of Old Forge, was attempting a turn when her vehicle collided with another car. Emergency responders arrived at the scene a short time later where they pronounced Down deceased.
The driver of the other vehicle, identified as 43-year-old Jennifer Palermo, also of Old Forge, was driving with her two children, ages five and ten, at the time of the crash. Palermo and her children were taken to the St. Elizabeth Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System in Utica with various injuries.
At this time, the conditions of the injured victims have not been reported and no tickets have been issued.
The events that led to this incident remain under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Kirsten Down at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. We understand that there is absolutely nothing more devastating than the unexpected loss of a family member, especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided in any way possible.
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Car Accidents in New York
New York car accidents were shown to be liable for the fatalities of about 5.6 per 100,000 New Yorkers each and every year. According to the New York State Department of Health, this information means that on average, no less than 1,098 deaths are triggered by severe car wrecks on an annual basis. Many collisions are the immediate consequences of negligent drivers, and just about every injury results in high costs for the victims and their families.
After losing a loved one in a careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent New York car accident by no fault of the victim, it may feel like no amount of compensation could make you feel complete again. While it is true that no financial restitution can ever fully make up for your losses, filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties can go a long way toward helping you find some semblance of peace again.
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