August 5, 2011 – Brooklyn, New York – According to a report from NY1, there were several injuries in a 2-vehicle car accident in Brooklyn. Police were still searching for a driver that was involved in the accident which took place on Friday, July 22, at approximately 2 p.m. The accident happened on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Thomas S. Boyland Street in Brownsville. According to police, a car struck a livery cab which caused the driver to lose control. The cab went up onto the sidewalk and struck 2 pedestrians, a 1-year-old, and a 27-year-old. The driver of the livery cab left the scene of the accident but the other driver involved stayed. There were 2 other individuals who also suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital. If you were injured in an accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, then you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Speaking with a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer is the best way to learn about your legal rights. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York.
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 New York motor vehicle accidents 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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