When New York car accidents occur, they often involve two or more vehicles colliding and one of the drivers involved in the crash being at fault for what took place. However, there are also situations where two vehicles will collide and neither of the drivers were at fault for the crash. While it’s too early to know exactly what happened, what is known is that an SUV crashed into the front of a stopped MTA bus on Wednesday morning and 11 people were injured in a Harlem car accident. Police are still investigating the situation.
According to the authorities, this Harlem car accident occurred on Wednesday morning at approximately 6:45 a.m. An MTA bus was stopped at Frederick Douglas Boulevard and West 135th Street when suddenly, a Jeep SUV came directly at it. As it turns out, the Jeep had veered out of control because it had been hit by a livery cab that was attempting to make a U-turn nearby. A total of 11 people were injured in this crash, and at least six people suffered what were described as serious injuries. None of the names of those involved were released.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our thoughts and our support for the people who were injured in this Harlem car accident. We hope that they are able to make fast and full recoveries. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York car accidents. Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these crashes.
New York Accident Lawyers
Clearly, more information would be needed in order to determine fault for this Harlem car accident. However, if it turns out that the livery cab driver caused the crash, then it could lead to the filing of New York personal injury lawsuits against the driver and perhaps the cab company by the people who were injured. If such claims are filed and they’re successful, they could lead to awards of damages that compensate the plaintiffs for their losses.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a collision, you need to seek the help of New York accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of those harmed for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.