New York City Police Department Vehicle Involved In Staten Island Collision By Jewett Avenue and College Avenue
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (October 28, 2023) – At least one person was injured in a Staten Island car accident by Jewett Avenue and College Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:35 a.m. on Saturday. An NYPD vehicle was involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle.
Photos of the accident site showed the NYPD vehicle with major front end damage. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims.
A full investigation into the cause of the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Staten Island Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. Many collisions involve drunk drivers. According to The Zebra, “As of 2023, every day, 37 people in the United States die in car crashes with an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 39 minutes. (CDC) More than a quarter (31%) of all traffic-related deaths are the direct result of alcohol impairment. (NHTSA)” There are many other factors that could contribute to a car accident including:
- Road conditions
- Distracted driving
- Drug use
- Inclement weather
Many collisions are totally preventable. They are much more likely to occur at intersections and often involve drivers making dangerous turns. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Investigating New York City Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this collision. It is our sincere hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.