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Two People are Life-Flighted to Hospitals Following a Serious Rollover Accident on the New York Thruway

August 19, 2019

PHELPS, NY – As reported in an online news article published by, 2 people were transported by life flight to area hospitals following a rollover accident on the New York Thruway.*

According to local police, a mid-day rollover accident on the New York Thruway involving 6 passengers resulted in 2 of those passengers being transported to area hospitals by life flight.  The rollover accident happened in the westbound lane near Exit 42.  One state trooper stated that the 2 critically injured passengers were ejected from the vehicle.

Dispatchers initially considered the rollover accident to be a “mass-casualty incident,” sending many emergency personnel crews and troopers to the scene of the accident. Troopers say that the severity of injuries ranges from minor to life-threatening.  

While the 2 severely injured passengers were sent to area trauma centers by life flight, 2 other passengers were transported by ambulance to Geneva General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Westbound lanes of the Thruway were blocked, forcing drivers to use the shoulder to get by while accident reconstruction officers assess the scene of the accident. Details about what may have caused the rollover accident have not been released as an investigation is ongoing.

Common Injuries Resulting from Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents can be catastrophic, especially if an accident happens at a high rate of speed. Depending on the type and size of the vehicle, injuries associated with rollover accidents can range from no injury at all to fatal injuries.  Some vehicles are more secure than others and are better able to handle the impact of a rollover accident.  Rollover accident injuries are wide-ranging and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries;
  • Head injuries, such as a fractured skull or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), such as a severe concussion;
  • Cuts/lacerations;
  • Broken or shattered bones;
  • Amputation;
  • Burns if a vehicle catches fire;
  • Internal organ damage;
  • Internal bleeding; and
  • Death.

Where a person is sitting in a vehicle also may play a roll in the severity of injuries.    

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