Heroic Teen Seriously Injured in Harlem Hit and Run Accident

August 22, 2011 – Harlem, New York – In a report from Eyewitness News WABC-TV New York, a Chicago teen was injured in a hit and run accident in Harlem. He is lauded as a hero for saving a young mother’s life by pushing her out of the way of an oncoming car.  Branndin Phillips-Laramore, 16, and an unidentified mother were crossing 125th Street when he noticed a car suddenly flying toward them. He pushed the young woman out of the way, taking most of the impact.  Phillips-Laramore was taken to Harlem Hospital with serious injuries. He suffered bruises on his body and head, along with a shattered femur. He underwent a 2 hour surgery to replace his leg bone with a titanium rod.  He was here as part of a selective arts program for song writing and poetry. He was glad about visiting New York for the summer after he had been robbed at gunpoint in the spring by teenagers in Chicago.  The driver of the hit and run still hasn’t been found.  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 New York motor vehicle accidents 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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