November 29, 2011 – Manhattan, N.Y. – According to a report from New York Daily News, police saved a motorist who was injured in a fiery 2-car accident on Saturday, Nov. 26. In the early morning hours, a silver Toyota Camry crashed into a Plymouth Voyager minivan. The collision happened near Clinton Street, just below FDR Drive. The impact of the crash caused the Camry to slide across the northbound lane, jumping a sidewalk before it struck a steel stanchion supporting the elevated roadway. This caused the front of the vehicle to burst into flames. Police saved the unidentified driver of the Camry after pulling him out. He was then transported to Bellvue Hospital, in stable condition. The other unidentified driver was taken to the same hospital and listed in critical condition. If you were seriously injured in an accident, you should speak to a Manhattan car accident attorney. An attorney can determine who was at fault and if you are entitled to 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.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York are:
- 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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