November 15, 2010 – Valley Stream, New York – According to a report from NBC New York, a driver who was fleeing the scene of a car accident hit an ambulance head on, resulting in a second car accident. The collision occurred in Valley Stream on Nov. 11 at approximately 7 p.m. when the unnamed driver of a vehicle was attempting to flee the scene of another car accident on Corona Avenue. That vehicle, which was traveling south on Franklin Avenue, collided head on with an ambulance that was traveling north. The ambulance, which was carrying a patient at the time of the collision, was on its way to a nearby hospital. Police took the driver of the vehicle into custody but there were no further reports on charges. There was also no known information at this time about the first car accident. All of the parties involved in the second accident were treated at local hospitals; however, no one suffered serious 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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