Two People Injured In Brooklyn Car Accident Between Boom Truck and Yellow Taxi By The Intersection of New York Avenue near Rockaway Avenue
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (March 16, 2023) – At least two people were injured in a Brooklyn boom truck accident by the intersection of New York Avenue near Rockaway Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place on Thursday afternoon. A boom truck was involved in a collision with a yellow cab van.
The force of the impact crushed the roof of the yellow cab. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims.
Two people were reportedly injured in the crash.
Liability For Boom Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks can be particularly dangerous for those in smaller vehicles. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), over 4,000 people were killed in semi-truck accidents in 2020 alone. Trucks can weigh 20 – 30 times more than passenger vehicles and can therefore be particularly dangerous. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a truck accident.
- Trucks tend to have very large blind spots that can obscure the presence of smaller vehicles.
- Truck drivers are put under an enormous among of pressure to complete their routes quickly. This can lead to them becoming dangerously fatigued.
- Trucks take much longer to stop than other vehicles.
Many truck accidents are due to truck drivers that are traveling too fast. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1180, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If a truck driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting another vehicle, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of truck accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Many people who are injured in truck accidents may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several days or weeks after a collision. Even after a person’s physical injuries have healed, many accident victims suffer from long-term PTSD. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
Investigating A Brooklyn Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this Brooklyn boom truck accident. It is our sincere hope that the victims will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Brooklyn car accident? You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. Whether you just have legal questions or are thinking about hiring an attorney we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.