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NYPD Officers Injured In Staten Island FedEx Truck Accident On Hurlbert Street

NYPD Police Officers Injured In South Beach, Staten Island Fedex Truck Accident Along Hurlbert Street

NYPD Officers Injured In Staten Island FedEx Truck Accident On Hurlbert Street

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (June 6, 2022) – Two NYPD officers were injured in a Staten Island car accident with a FedEx Truck on Hurlbert Street by Reid Avenue.

New York City police officers are saying that the accident took place around 10:20 a.m. on Thursday. Two NYPD officers were involved in a car accident with a FedEx truck as they were traveling north on Hurlbert Street.

The officers had their lights on when the crash occured. Authorities are saying that the NYPD car caught fire after the collision. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims.

A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.

 Liability In Staten Island FedEx Truck Accidents

Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in truck accidents every year. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), “A total of 4,014 people died in large truck crashes in 2020. Fifteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 68 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 16 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.” There are a number of factors that can make trucks particularly dangerous.

  • Commercial trucks tend to have large blind spots that can obscure the presence of smaller vehicles.
  • Commercial trucks can take the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop.
  • Truck drivers are put under an enormous amount of pressure to complete their deliveries as quickly as possible. It is easy for them to become dangerously fatigued.

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid collisions. They must also yield to emergency vehicles. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1143, all drivers shall yield the right of way to an authorized emergency vehicles such as a police car. They must stop and pull over to the right side of the road until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed. If a driver collides with an authorized emergency vehicle with its lights and sirens on, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any truck accident.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.

Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. Sadly, though, delivery companies will often fight hard to deny liability for any collision involving their drivers. A New York City truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Staten Island Truck Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the two NYPD officers injured in this FedEx collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other collisions like this.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Staten Island truck accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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