A rear-end collision resulting in injuries occurred on the morning of Saturday, August 6 in Saratoga, New York. The site of the accident was between Veterans Way and Exit 15 in the lane going in the northern direction. Upon arrival at the scene of the car accident, police officers found a maroon 2012 Chrysler on the right shoulder with considerable damage to the rear end. Law enforcement also saw a red 2014 Honda Accord in the oncoming lanes of traffic with significant damage to the front end.
According to officials, the driver of the Chrysler pulled over to the right after getting a flat tire. Spencer Kilburn, who is 22 years old, and a passenger in the vehicle were replacing the tire when their car was struck from behind by the Honda. The operator of the Honda was reportedly 27-year-old Joshua Noll.
As a result of the collision, Noll’s passenger suffered internal injuries. He was taken to Albany Medical Center, with the help of Saratoga Springs Fire, for emergency medical treatment. Police described his condition as stable following surgery. Noll suffered some minor lacerations.
After the car accident, witnesses noticed Noll fleeing the scene. He allegedly ran up a grass embankment and entered a neighborhood. After searching the area, police found Noll. He was subsequently arrested and charged with:
- Vehicular assault
- Felony DWI
- Leaving the scene of an accident
Following an investigation into the auto accident, Kilburn, the man who was changing the tire, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). After processing, he was released to a third party.
If you sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident, you may have a cause of action against the negligent party who caused your injuries. You might be able to recover medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. If you or someone you know was injured in such an accident, call the personal injury attorneys at Proner and Proner.