Police in New York are in the process of investigating a crash that left one person dead and several others injured. The multi-car accident occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 25, in Queens. To date, no charges have been filed against any of the drivers involved.
In the state of New York, and particularly in New York City, people rely on mass transit for daily transportation to and from work. Most people do not think about the inherent risks of taking mass transport.
Auto accidents happen every day in New York. While the bulk of them are relatively minor fender benders in which no one is injured, some of them do result in driver, passenger or pedestrian injury. Anyone who has suffered a car accident injury due to the negligent actions of another individual may be entitled to seek damages through legal means.
A woman biking near Central Park recently was hit by a garbage truck. Sadly, she suffered critical injuries and later died at a local hospital. According to the laws of New York, the surviving family members of this truck accident victim may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
Every year, numerous New York residents or visitors to the state suffer injury or death in pedestrian accidents. When these collisions involve buses, trucks or other larger vehicles, pedestrians may be pulled under and dragged for some time before the drivers are even aware of what has happened. Those who survive these incidents or the family members of victims who do not may have legal recourse. Following a pedestrian accident, personal injury or wrongful death claims may be filed in an effort to seek financial relief.
Wearing a helmet while on your motorcycle can greatly reduce the chances of extreme injuries and death. It can also reduce the impact of concussions and prevent other head injuries, and in the state of New York, it is the law for motorcyclists to wear helmets at all times while on their bike. While most other states require motorcyclists to wear helmets to an extent, there are only three that do not have such laws: New Hampshire, Iowa and Illinois.
A 64-year-old male was operating his vehicle on the Gowanus Expressway when a tire flew off of a garbage truck and struck his windshield. This individual suffered critical injuries and was transported to a New York hospital where he later died. Some are calling this fatal accident a freak accident, but was it more than that?