Bad Car Accident on Rt. 14 in Schuyler County Near Montour Falls

Map of New York highlighting Schuyler County

A WETM-TV story (pasted below) got me thinking about one of the most dangerous roads in the Twin Tiers area– Route 14. Over the years I have handled WAY too many Route 14 car crashes. In particular, the area South of Watkins Glen, NY between Montour Falls and Horseheads, NY is particularly hazardous.

Many of the car crash cases I have handled involve dangerous attempts to pass other cars. Given the fact that Route 14 along this stretch of road is narrow, twisty and turny, with lots of no-passing zones, many impatient drivers unsafely try to pass too many cars when a passing zone finally appears.

The bottom line is that all drivers must be extra cautious along this stretch of road– drive defensively and be on the lookout for a driver who might not be as smart as you! To you impatient drivers, I urge you to slow down, breathe deep and take it easy– the life you save may be your own……

Thanks for reading, Jim
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James B. Reed, Esq.
Personal Injury & Malpractice Attorney
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
303 William St., Elmira, NY 14902
Tel. (607) 733-8866 Fax. (607) 732-6062
Toll Free 1-800-943-3529
mailto:[email protected] http://www.zifflaw.com

Five Hospitalized in Route 14 Crash

Rt. 14 in Schuyler County shut down. (AP 2009)

Town of Montour – At least five people, including two young people, are being treated for injuries at area hospitals following a head-on crash that happened Monday night in the Town of Montour.

According to a spokesman for the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened shortly after 6 p.m. Monday.

Ambulances and a helicopter transported victims from the scene, including a child and a teenager.

Identities aren’t being released because sheriff’s deputies are still investigating the crash.

It happened directly across from the Rambling Brook Inn.

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About Jim Reed

I am an attorney from Elmira, N.Y. representing people who have been injured by the negligence of others. For more than 20 years, I have practiced in the state and federal courts of both New York and Pennsylvania in the areas of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Legal Malpractice. Circle Jim on Google+! I am proud to be a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Forum membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement of One Million Dollars or more. I have been fortunate to recover many multi-million dollar recoveries for my clients. I am also proud of the fact that WETM-TV selected me as their local legal expert. I am featured on the Noon News on Wednesdays when I respond to listeners' legal questions. If you have a legal question, feel free to E-mail it to me at [email protected] and I will be happy to address your question either via E-mail or on WETM. I am a lifelong resident of Elmira where I live with my wife and three children. When I am not working, I can often be found on my bicycle as I am an avid bicycle racer having competed in races all over the country including a 508 mile team race through Death Valley (The Furnace Creek 508) and a 540 mile race through the Cascade Mountains of Oregon (The Race Across Oregon). I have lectured frequently on many law-related topics and I have been published in the New York State Bar Journal, which is the largest and most prestigious legal publication in New York State. I am happy to speak to local civic groups so please feel free to E-mail me at [email protected] or call me at 1-800-Zifflaw (943-3529) .

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