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Flagger is Unable to Stop Poughkeepsie, NY Man from Crashing into Ditch

Gas line workers in the city of Poughkeepsie narrowly escaped a disastrous crash in late July. According to officials, a driver crashed into a man-made ditch on the corner of Clover and Main Street.

Only moments before the incident Central Hudson crews were in the ditch, working on a gas line. The driver of the vehicle somehow missed signs, and the flagger, and drove directly into the ditch. 

City of Poughkeepsie Fire Chief, Mark Johnson suspects the driver was distracted at the time of the crash. Luckily, workers and pedestrians escaped the ordeal without injuries.

As personal injury attorneys we are used to hearing similar stories, but unfortunately more often than not those involved in distracted driving accident’s don’t walk away unscathed. 

If you or a loved one has been involved in a distracted driving accident, contact us today.

Andrew Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.