HUNTS POINT, NEW YORK (January 21, 2023) – Two people have tragically died in a Hunts Point collision by the intersection of Bryant Avenue and Viele Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the incident took place around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday. A white Chrysler 300 was involved in a collision with an unoccupied truck.
Paramedics were called to the collision in order to help the victims. Two passengers were taken to the hospital with critical injuries but could not be save.
The driver and female passenger were also hospitalized but are expected to survive. A full investigation into the Hunts Point collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bronx Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year. According to the National Safety Council, “Speeding was a factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities in 2021, killing 12,330, or an average of over 33 people per day. The total number of fatal motor-vehicle crashes attributable to speeding was 11,057. ” There are many other factors that could contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Driver intoxication
- Poor road conditions
- Inclement weather
A truck driver could also be liable for an accident if they were illegally parked. Generally speaking, truck drivers will be at least comparatively negligent for an accident if someone hits them while they are illegally parked. If it is very difficult for a driver to see an illegally parked vehicle, that driver that illegally parked could be 100% responsible for the crash. Liability may also flow to a truck driver’s employer if they were working as an employee at the time of a collision.
Investigating Bronx Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the two people who died in this crash. It is our sincere hope that the other two victims will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
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