Scooter Driver Injured In Mott Haven, Bronx Car Accident With NYPD Vehicle By East 138th Street and Brook Avenue
MOTT HAVEN, NEW YORK (April 27, 2023) – A scooter driver was seriously injured in a car accident involving an NYPD vehicle by the intersection of East 138th Street and Brook Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. A police cruiser hit a man on a scooter and knocked him to the ground.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. He was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Mott Haven Scooter Accidents
Far too many people are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents involving scooters. According to New Atlas, “One 2020 study published in JAMA Surgery found the incidence of annual e-scooter injuries in the US climbed from 4,582 in 2014, before the emergence of ride-share scooter companies, to 14,651 in 2018, when they had become far more commonplace.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to an e-scooter accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
A police officer could be liable for hitting a scooter driver. According to New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 1104(e), the drivers of authorized emergency vehicles have a duty to operate their vehicle with due regard for the safety of all persons. When an officer shows a “reckless disregard” for the safety of others they could be liable for an accident during a police pursuit. The New York Court of Appeals held that officers show “reckless disregard” when they consciously disregard a known grave risk, which was likely to result in harm to others. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any accident with a police vehicle.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be sought.
- Camera footage from the police vehicle involved should be examined.
- An experienced personal injury attorney should be consulted.
Victims of car accidents may need to take time off of work and have high medical bills after a car accident. Any person that is injured in a scooter accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that can come with a serious accident. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Bronx Scooter Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the person injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Mott Haven car accident? Our team of scooter accident attorneys are here for you. 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 type of support after a collision, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.