Several People Injured In Collision After Police Vehicle Collided With Another Car In The Bronx
BRONX, NEW YORK (September 28, 2023) – Multiple people were injured in a car accident involving a New York Police Department vehicle in the Bronx.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. A police vehicle was responding to a robbery when it collided with another vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help everyone that was injured. Two people were taken to the hospital with head and neck pain.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bronx Car Accidents With Police Vehicles
As a general rule of thumb, police departments in New York can engage in high speed pursuits in two scenarios: (1) situations where the life or safety of a person is in imminent danger or (2) situations where someone has committed a violent felony. Under New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 1104(e), a police department would be liable for the death of someone in a police pursuit if a pursuing officer showed a “reckless disregard” for the safety of others. Victims of accidents involving police vehicles tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
It can be hard to know what to do after any car accident. Many victims are so seriously injured that they will not be able to return to work for significant periods of time. Any person that is injured in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
Do you need more information about a Bronx car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or are thinking about hiring an attorney we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.