Every day in New York City and throughout the United States, innocent people are injured and killed in accidents caused by the negligence of others. When these tragedies happen, victims and their families often wonder how they can find justice and get the support they need. While there may be no way to change the past, taking legal action can meet both of these goals. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a preventable accident, our New York City personal injury lawyers can help you get the financial support you need.
Some recent preventable accidents that have made headlines in New York City include:
4 Injured After Car & MTA Bus Collide In Brooklyn
A car crashed into an MTA bus in Brooklyn on Friday, April 6, injuring four people.The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Fenimore Street and Nostrand Avenue in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens section of the borough. According to police, the bus was waiting at a stop when the car struck it from behind. Debris was scattered throughout the street in the surrounding area. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.
2 Killed, 5 Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Long Island
Two people were killed and five others suffered serious injuries during a five-vehicle accident on the Nassau Expressway in Inwood on Wednesday, April 4. The accident happened at around 1:42 am. Two of the five injured people were charged with DWI. Those two drivers were driving in the same direction. Police say that this stretch of the Nassau Expressway is infamous for drag racing, which may have played a role in the accident.
1 Killed, Several Others Injured In DWI Accident On Long Island Expressway
One person was killed and several others were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on the Long Island Expressway on Saturday, March 31. The accident happened at around 3:30 pm by exit 68 in Shirley.
A 2004 Ford pick-up truck was heading west when it struck a 2011 Honda minivan, before crossing over the median into the eastbound lanes and striking a motorcycle and 2013 Toyota minivan.
The driver of the Ford pick-up truck was charged with driving while impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was brought to Long Island Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Seven people in the 2013 Toyota minivan were brought to area hospitals. One female passenger was killed and another was in critical condition. The driver and four other passengers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.