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Watertown New York Car Accident Closes Route 81, Injures One

Route 81, a highway running north and south through New York State, was closed for more than two hours on Wednesday due to a 15 car accident. The NYS Route 81 accident, which involved rear-ending a tractor trailer, occurred at the South Sandy Creek bridge, in Southern Jefferson County. The driver of the car that rear-ended the tractor trailer reported back pain. No other injuries were reported.

Route 81 is one of New York State’s most significant roadways. It runs north and south across the State, spanning just over 183 miles from the Pennsylvania border near Binghamton, to Canada near Wellesley Island and Alexandria Bay. The highway has more than fifty (50) exists in five (5) counties, including Onondaga, Cortland, Broome, Oswego and Jefferson. Route 81 is heavily traveled, there are accidents daily due to careless drivers and negligent truckers, including those who text message while driving (despite the fact that it is illegal under New York State law).

The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of car accident cases, including those arising out of collisions with tractor trailers, big rigs, and 18 wheelers. If your or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York car accident attorney, contact Bottar Law, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at

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