motorcycle-accidentWETM-TV has reported that three people were hospitalized following a motorcycle vs. car collision in Odessa.

The news story, “Car vs. Motorcycle Crash Injures Three” explained that an accident happened Wednesday about 9 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 224 and Speedway in the Schuyler County village of Odessa.

The extent of the accident victims’ injuries isn’t reported yet, but it must have been serious – the motorcycle driver and passenger had to be flown by helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. The driver, perhaps not injured as seriously, was taken by ambulance to Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls.

Deputies from the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office had to redirect traffic on Wednesday night because of the accident, not an easy job as the nearby village of Watkins Glen gears up for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend.

The accident is under investigation.

Twin Tiers roads draw motorcyclists

I’ve been practicing personal injury and medical malpractice law in the Twin Tiers for more than 20 years. This a beautiful area to enjoy a motorcycle ride – and thousands of people come to the area each summer to do just that. Until we know more, I’m hoping the two motorcycle riders from this accident – most likely injured much more severely that the car driver – are going to be OK in health and finances.

There is a lot that insurance agents will avoid telling customers in order to keep a wider profit margin. That’s the equivalent of what most riders do – without the proper insurance coverage, they are exposed to liability.

I know I’ll be checking WETM frequently to look for updates on this accident. I’m hoping for a good outcome for everyone involved, but that’s a rare ending to a serious accident. I also want to know what caused the crash – with so many on the roads for these big event weekends, people need to the least details that can prevent something like this from happening to anyone else.

Thanks for reading,
James B. Reed, Esq.
Personal Injury & Malpractice Attorney
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
303 William St., Elmira, NY 14902
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