April 15, 2011 – Queens, NY – According to reports from NBC NY and NY 1, yet another serious car crash off the Queensboro Bridge recently occurred and ended with the driver’s arrest. This comes after a March 28 accident where a driver went airborne from the Queensboro Bridge and fatally struck a pedestrian. In almost the same spot as this accident, which happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday, April 6. Alexander Palacio, 39, lost control of his Volkswagen Jetta as he came off the exit. He was apparently speeding when he ended up hitting the same building hit in the previous crash, a nail salon located near Queens Plaza. Like last week’s driver who lost an arm and was driving a Volkswagon, Palacio suffered a partially severed arm and was taken to Bellevue Hospital. He was also later arrested for operating a vehicle without a license. A 40-year-old woman who was a passenger in his car was listed in critical condition after suffering a severe head injury. When you have been seriously injured in a car crash, you may be eligible to receive compensation for those injuries. Consulting with a Brooklyn accident lawyer should be your next step to determine if you have valid claim. 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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