A three-car accident in Flanders, New York on Sunday, Nov. 20 resulted in multiple injuries. A man who was involved in a secondary collision at the scene was charged with driving under the influence following the car crash. Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance and Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance both responded and took injured victims for medical treatment. Also on site was the Flanders Fire Department.
A heart attack perhaps could not have been avoided, but the far more extensive medical trauma suffered by a New York assistant principal might have been. The Queens man could have been helped in the first critical minutes following his heart attack. Unfortunately, school administrators violated state law when they neglected to dispatch properly trained staff who could have come to his aid, possibly preventing the resulting brain injury.