Multiple People Injured After Truck Overturns On Brooklyn Queens Expressway By Atlantic Avenue
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (August 26, 2023) – Several people were injured after a truck overturned on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway causing major delays to traffic.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:00 a.m. on Atlantic Avenue. A truck overturned in the roadway scattering debris everywhere.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. Three people were evaluated by first responders and taken to Lutheran Hospital.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Brooklyn Truck Accidents
It has been estimated that nearly 33,000 car accidents involve tires every year, according to data from the National Transportation Safety Board. Many of these accidents involve tires that suddenly blowout. A blowout can be extremely dangerous and cause a driver to suddenly lose control of their vehicle. There are several steps that drivers should take during a blowout in order to reduce the odds of an accident.
- It is important to try and remain calm during a blowout.
- Try to keep the wheel straight and accelerate slightly.
- Slowly ease off of the accelerator after the car has stabilized.
- Turn on your emergency lights.
Depending on the facts of any case, the company that maintained a semi-truck could be liable for an accident. Commercial trucks are in constant use and need to be adequately maintained. Any person that is injured in a semi-truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Brooklyn Queens Expressway accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to getting accident victims the justice that they deserve. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.