U-Haul Truck Driver Arrested After Bay Ridge Collision
BAY RIDGE, NEW YORK (May 29, 2023) – A U-Haul truck driver has been arrested after being involved in a Bay Ridge, Brooklyn collision not far from the Battery Tunnel.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place on Wednesday. A U-Haul truck driver hit several pedestrians under unclear circumstances.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. The driver of the U-haul has since been arrested.
He has eight prior arrests dating back to 2002 for DWI.
Liability For Bay Ridge Car Accidents
Driver intoxication remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “Every day, about 37 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 39 minutes. In 2021, 13,384 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths — a 14% increase from 2020.” There are many other factors that could contribute to a car accident.
- Poor road conditions
- Distracted driving
All drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to reduce their speed and hits a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Brooklyn Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this crash. It is our sincere hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be some accountability for what took place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.