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Multiple People Injured In After Truck Crashes Into Brooklyn Popeyes

Semi-Truck Hauling Beer Crashed Into Popeyes Restaurant In Brooklyn Along Metropolitan Avenue

Multiple People Injured In After Truck Crashes Into Brooklyn Popeyes

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (February 28, 2024) – Several people were injured after a semi-truck hauling beer was involved in a collision with a Brooklyn Popeyes restaurant.

New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The semi-truck driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the Popeyes restaurant.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. A full investigation into the cause of the collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Brooklyn Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-trucks account for a relatively small portion of the vehicles on the roadway. But they are involved in a disproportionate number of traffic fatalities. According to the IIHS, “A total of 4,714 people died in large truck crashes in 2021, a 17 percent increase compared with 2020. Sixteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 68 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.” Semi-truck drivers should take a number of steps in order to avoid causing accidents.

  • Semi-truck drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
  • Semi-truck drivers should slow down in areas with heavy traffic.
  • Semi-truck drivers should check their blind spots before making turns on the roadway.

All truck drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many truck accidents are due to drivers who are speeding. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1180, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. Victims of truck accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries.

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

The vast majority of car accidents are preventable. There may be multiple factors that contribute to an accident. These could take place hours, days, or even weeks prior to an accident taking place. Any person who is injured in a semi-truck accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Brooklyn Semi-Truck Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this truck accident at Popeyes. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Brooklyn semi-truck accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here for you. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

 

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.