May 23, 2011 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – In a report from NY1, 6 people were injured in a Brooklyn accident when a car crashed into a restaurant. It is unclear what led the car to crash into the restaurant on McDonald Avenue and Avenue I in Midwood on Friday, May 6 at about 3 p.m. People inside the restaurant began screaming and running as glass went flying everywhere. The driver and 5 other people inside the restaurant were injured but the extent of their injuries is not yet known at this time. Police have said they do not expect to charge the driver. There is extensive damage to the restaurant and the owner is not sure when it will be reopened. If you were seriously injured in a car accident, you should consult with a New York personal injury attorney to find out what legal options you have available. You may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. 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 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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