One Person Injured In Bayside, Queens Uber Accident
BAYSIDE, NEW YORK (December 11, 2023) – An Uber driver has been injured in a Bayside, Queens car accident near the intersection of 209th Street and 35th Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place on Thursday. New York City police are saying that they were pursuing a vehicle which then crashed into an Uber driver.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The Uber driver was treated for injuries after the crash.
A full investigation into the Bayside Uber accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bayside Car Accidents
Police chases can be very dangerous and result in many accidents each year. According to the BMJ Journal, “There were 2654 fatal crashes involving 3965 vehicles and 3146 fatalities during the nine year study period. Of these, 1088 were to people not in the fleeing vehicle. These crashes often occurred at high speed, in the night, on local roads. Most of the pursued drivers had prior motor vehicle related convictions.” Many of the deaths related to police pursuits are innocent victims. There are a number of situations where a police department should call off a pursuit.
- Police departments should typically call off pursuits when weather conditions are particularly bad.
- Police departments should typically call off pursuits in high pedestrian or traffic areas.
- Police departments should typically call off pursuits if the suspect can be apprehended safely at a later time.
All drivers must use caution in order to avoid causing accidents. The vast majority of car accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. In many situations, car accidents involve drivers that were speeding. Any person that is injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the driver injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. This was a preventable crash that should not have taken place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bayside car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they deserve. 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.