November 9, 2011 – New York, N.Y. – According to a news story from the Wall Street Journal, an 87-year-old preacher was hit and killed by a New York police car on Friday, November 4. Theauther Love, who had worked as an assistant minister at New Frontier Baptist Church, was taking his daily morning walk when he was struck by a police vehicle on Eastern Parkway, at around 7:20 a.m. Love was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced dead. The New York police department is still investigating the cause of the fatal pedestrian accident. When you or someone you love has been seriously or fatally injured in an accident, then you could be entitled to seek compensation. Getting in touch with a New York personal injury attorney is the best way to learn what legal options are available. An attorney can also advise you on what types of damages you may be entitled to receive. 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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