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
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
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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.