Tires, glass and debris were scattered across multiple lanes on State Route 299 after a high-speed police pursuit ended in a fatal car accident on July 1 in Ulster County. A speeding 2008 Porsche Cayenne appeared to be the source of the crash. Local police in Lloyd had pursued the vehicle after receiving a call about someone driving erratically. Police tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the Porsche sped away in the highway’s westbound lane.
State police joined local officers in the chase. As the Porsche approached the intersection with South Street, it hit a vehicle, veered into oncoming traffic and had a head-on collision with a pickup truck. The fourth vehicle involved in the wreck, a 2016 Toyota, rear-ended the Porsche motorist.
The 39-year-old woman driving the pickup died at the scene. Her 24-year-old passenger suffered injuries that required transport to a local hospital. Medical personnel reported her condition as stable, but the 29-year-old man driving the Porsche suffered injuries described as critical. Authorities expect to file criminal charges against him.
Serious car accidents that result from high speeds or head-on collisions could cause disabling brain or spine injuries. The victim of a negligent driver could lose the ability to work and face high medical expenses. However, a personal injury attorney could help a victim pursue damages from the responsible parties. The lawyer could identify available insurance coverage and prepare a claim for an accident settlement. Documentation from police reports or an accident reconstruction specialist could support the lawsuit.