New York City Accident Report: August 24, 2018

Each day in New York City innocent people become the victims of accidents caused by the negligence of others. Any accident that causes injury or even death is tragic and affects, not only the victim but their family and friends as well. While no one can change the past, there are legal options to help the victim and their family financially recover from an accident.   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.

In our August NYC accident report, we take a look at some recent examples from throughout the five boroughs.

Several Injured When Vehicle Crashes Into Manhattan Storefront

On Monday, July 30, four people were injured when an SUV jumped the curb and crashed into the storefront of a Manhattan T-Mobile store. The accident occurred around 2:30 pm at West 17th Street and 6th Avenue. Police believe that the Lincoln Navigator was an Uber or another for-hire vehicle that picked up an ill passenger. The driver allegedly became distracted when the passenger became sick and that is when the accident occurred. The victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital but it is unclear whether any passengers in the SUV were included as the injured individuals in the accident. The accident caused traffic delays as the intersection had to be shut down to clear debris and transfer the injured victims to a hospital.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Occurs In Queens

On Sunday, August 19, an off-duty FDNY EMT was killed in a motorcycle accident in Hillcrest Queens. The 25-year-old swerved around a car when driving on Utopia Parkway and lost control of his vehicle and then crashed into a house. The car he swerved around was making a U-turn at the time of the fatal accident. The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are investigating the accident.  

Road Rage Incident In Brooklyn Results In Attempted Murder Charges

A road rage incident that occurred in July has resulted in one man being charged with attempted murder. A 46-year-old man from Queens is being held on $100,000 bail on charges of attempted murder, menacing, robbery, assault, leaving the scene of an accident, and reckless endangerment all resulting from an altercation that occurred on a Tuesday afternoon after a minor traffic accident. Two men exited their vehicles after the minor accident occurred and began exchanging words on McGuinness Boulevard and this escalated into a fight. The man currently being charged then tried to attack the victim with a knife and stole the victim’s car keys. He drove the car away pinning and dragging him with the car. The victim flipped in the air and landed in between two parked cars. He drove away with part of the fender to the car and he was caught by police later in the week. The victim, miraculously, sustained non-life-threatening injuries to his hips and hands and was able to walk away from the accident.