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Springfield, N.Y. - Sheriff's Deputy Injured in Police Chase with Suspect on Route 20

Springfield, N.Y. (May 21, 2019) - A sheriff's deputy was struck head-on by a vehicle he was pursuing, causing him to be injured in the accident, police report. The New York vehicle accident occurred on Monday on Route 20 near Route 80, authorities report.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for police 4.jpgPolice have not given out many details surrounding this accident. They did report that the officer was in pursuit of the second vehicle when the accident occurred. Photos from the scene show the police vehicle with severe damage to the front of the vehicle, with the entire engine compartment being pushed up into the middle of the vehicle. There is no word on the second vehicle's condition.

The officer involved in the accident, identified as James Mateunas, was taken to Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown to be treated for injuries to his legs, which required that he be taken to surgery. There is no word as of this article's posting concerning the condition of the other drier involved in this accident.

When Head-On Collisions Cause Injuries

Head-on collisions will cause a significant amount of injuries to occur. In these accidents, it is not uncommon to see broken arms and broken legs, internal injuries, and impalement, all of which can be deadly if they are serious enough and are not treated quickly. These accidents are often violent, and they require a large amount of time to heal and recover from properly. After being in such an accident, it's important to seek the help of a good lawyer, which you can find at the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law. Our lawyers are ready and eager to help you following your car accident, and we will work hard to get you the compensation you rightly deserve and need. Call our team today to see what we can do for you at (800) 469-6476.


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