3 People Pinned Against Guardrail after I-87 Car Accident

March 18, 2011 – Burlington, NY – According to a report from Press Republican, a Brooklyn resident was among 3 people who were pinned against a guardrail while inspecting damage to a vehicle at the scene of an I-87 car accident on March 6, 2011. According to police reports, 40-year-old Brooklyn resident Igor Begelman, was northbound on I-87 when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a guardrail. Fairport residents Boris Gelman, 62, and Sonya Gelman, 60, travelling companions of Begelman that were driving behind him, stopped to assist.  While they were assessing damages, Kseniya Vasilyev, another driver traveling north on I-87, lost control of the car and hit Begelman’s vehicle, pinning the Gelmans and Begelman against the guardrail. Begelman and the Gelmans sustained severe injuries in the I-87 car accident and were taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care. In the meantime, Begelman’s condition improved but as of the article’s posting, the Gelmans were still listed in critical condition. When you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury in a New York car accident, another driver’s carelessness behind the wheel may have been to blame. When this is the case, you can take action by speaking with a New York car accident attorney to determine your options to file a personal injury claim. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York.

To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.  Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York include:

  • accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
  • single-vehicle crashes;
  • rollover accidents; and
  • “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.

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