December 12, 2011 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – According to Eyewitness News WABC-TV New York, NY, a 2-car collision causes a vehicle to fall from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The accident occurred on Saturday, Dec. 3, just before 8 a.m., on the eastbound side of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The crash caused one of the cars to hit a guardrail and then fly off the elevated roadway. It landed on the street below, with no one on the ground hurt. An unidentified man in his 20s had to be extricated from his car. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, with multiple injuries. The other driver suffered minor burns. He was transported to Elmhurst Hospital. Police are still looking into what caused the car accident. You should immediately speak to a New York car accident attorney if an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence resulted in suffering serious injuries. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and more. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in 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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