A high school teacher under investigation for misconduct with a student was involved in a car accident after local police searched her home. A search warrant was issued to the teacher on a Monday afternoon, a few hours before the accident. It is unknown if the teacher intended to harm herself or if she was suffering from extreme stress which caused her to crash her car. Extreme stress can cause people to become disoriented and lose control, points out a NYC Injury Attorney. The teacher was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.
It is unknown how long the teacher will be in the hospital. The accident occurred after the car hopped over an embankment and landed in a ditch on the other side of the street. A helicopter was used to transport the teacher to the hospital. Her injuries may range from minor to serious and could include broken bones, cuts and bruises, torn muscles or damage to her head, spine or neck. These injuries could take many months to recover from. Whether the teacher will need out-patient care such as physical therapy remains unknown.
As to the charges of misconduct with a student, inappropriate photos of the teacher were posted online which prompted an investigation by the school district and local police. It is unclear if the student posted the photos or if the teacher posted them. The extent of the misconduct is also unknown as this time. Further investigation will be needed as will the teacher’s full cooperation after she recovers from the car accident.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident. The teacher may have to give interviews about the alleged misconduct before she leaves the hospital, claims a New York Injury Lawyer. Being able to gather evidence of misconduct while it is still fresh is important in clearing the teacher’s name or substantiating other evidence.
The teacher has been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. This would also be the treatment if this happened in New York City or Queens. It is unknown if the teacher will face any charges in the car accident since no other vehicles were involved and no other injuries reported.
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