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Distracted Driver Runs Red Light, Crashes Into On-Duty Officer

A Poughkeepsie driver was so distracted that she failed to hear approaching police sirens, failed to notice the traffic light at the intersection had turned red, and failed to realize she was about to cause a serious t-bone crash. She crashed directly into our client, who happened to be a Poughkeepsie Police Officer responding to a call in an unmarked vehicle. Our client sustained painful injuries to both of his wrists which required surgery with pinning. The driver who caused the crash claimed she was in a rush to get to work as she was late for her shift. She allowed herself to become so cognitively distracted that she completely disregarded the safety of everyone on the road. This case was settled by Managing Attorneys David Akerib and Ronald Rosenkranz for full $250,000 available insurance policy