Long Island SUV collision Lawyers say a police reported an SUV collides with minivan sending 5 to the hospital, 3 for critical injuries.
NY Minivan collides with SUV in Sullivan County on Route 17B where fire rescue report 3 seriously injured in the crash.
Sullivan County, NY (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) — Three people suffered serious injuries in an SUV and minivan collision on Route 17B in Cochecton, New York in the afternoon on Thursday, announced the Times-Herald-Record.
The collision occurred in the afternoon on Thursday when the minivan and SUV collided destroying both vehicles on Route 17B in the town of Cochecton.
Police identified the driver of the minivan to be 66-year-old Ettore Infantino, resident of Staten Island, who was taken with 19-year-old Paula Buckly, resident of Long Island via trauma helicopter to Westchester Medical Center. Another victim identified as 19-year-old Justin Pappas of Syosset, Long Island was taken to Lackawanna Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania to be treated for his injuries. Officials have not released the condition of the three victims as of yet.
The minivan roof was ripped off the front of the vehicle while the SUV was smashed in on the driver’s side. The operator of the Jeep Liberty SUV was identified as 19-year-old Victoria Picone who was transporting passengers Buckly and Pappas in her vehicle at the time of the serious crash.
Picone and Ettore Infantino’s 14-year-old daughter were taken care of by medical personnel for their minor injuries at the Catskill Regional Medical Center located in Harris.
Eyewitnesses informed police that the SUV seemed to be veering into the oncoming traffic. Volunteers of the Fire Rescue Department from Jefferson and Lake Huntington arrived to remove the drivers out of their damaged vehicles. Police investigators stated that charges are in process.