July 16, 2011 – Harlem, New York – My Fox New York reports that a 10-year-old boy was pinned by a cab in Harlem and then rescued by 4 people. Jaden Torres was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident on Wednesday evening, July 6 when he and a friend ran across the street at Amsterdam Avenue. Torres was struck by a cab and then pinned underneath another car in front of 75 La Salle Street. He was moved to safety after 4 people came to his rescue and lifted the car. He was taken to Harlem Hospital where he was listed as being in critical condition. Police say the driver of the cab will likely not face charges. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, then you should consult with a New York personal injury attorney. An attorney can evaluate your case to determine if you should proceed with filing a claim. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of New York traffic accidents.
To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York include:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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