June 17, 2011 – Brooklyn, New York – The New York Daily News reports that a hit and run in Brooklyn has seriously injured an MTA worker, Edward (James) Washington, 51, was struck by a white Jaguar on Atlantic Avenue, near Franklin Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Sunday, June 5 at approximately 9:10 p.m. He was taken to Kings County Hospital with serious injuries. The driver never stopped and left Washington to suffer from broken shoulder bones, legs, collarbone, pelvis, and bruises all over his body. He is also breathing through a ventilator and is heavily sedated to prevent movement. Luckily, he suffered no head injuries. However, spinal cord injuries are common when someone suffers a hit and run accident, which almost always affect the brain. Basically, if you or a loved one was the victim of a hit and run you owe it to yourself and the community to file a claim against the perpetrator. Police are still looking for the driver in this hit and run accident. If you have been injured in a hit and run or any other type of car accident, then a New York personal injury attorneycan help. You may be able to file a claim against the negligent party and receive 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.
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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