November 23, 2010 – East Harlem, NY – According to a report from NY1 in Manhattan, a 12-year-old girl is in critical condition after being struck by a car in East Harlem. According to investigators, the girl was crossing the street at 116th and Second Avenue on Saturday, November 13, at approximately 9 a.m. when she was struck. One witness to the pedestrian accident said the impact forcefully flung the child to ground. Another witness said that the driver, who remained at the scene of the pedestrian accident, was very remorseful. Police questioned the driver; charges have not been filed. The girl was taken to Harlem Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. 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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