Motor vehicle accidents on the busy streets of Brooklyn are unfortunately a common occurrence. One recent accident killed a grandmother and caused serious injuries to four other people.
Police tried to stop the vehicle for mismatched plates
The incident started after police tried to stop a car because it had mismatched license places. The car sped off as police officers walked up to it, swerved around cars stopped at a red light and ultimately collided with another vehicle.
Before the collision, the car struck a bicyclist, sideswiped another vehicle and hit the grandmother, who was walking with her 8-year-old grandson. The grandmother suffered fatal injuries and her grandson was seriously injured.
After colliding with the other vehicle, both vehicles smashed into a corner building and hit another pedestrian. It was later determined the vehicle was previously reported stolen. One of the suspects was taken into custody, while another fled from the scene on foot. The bicyclists and pedestrian also sustained serious injuries.
Car accidents have major ramifications
As a victim of an accident, your situation may be overwhelming. Your injuries can result long-term or permanent damage, while your medical expenses skyrocket.
You may be forced to miss work because of your injuries, or even be unable to perform your job altogether. The healing process is likely to take time and can cause you great pain and suffering, as well as major mental and emotional distress.
Drivers on Brooklyn roads who do not drive in a reasonable and safe manner are acting negligently. A successful personal injury claim for negligence can potentially provide you with compensation for your medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering.
However, proving negligence in court can be challenging. You must gather evidence and understand what you need to prove your case. Personal injury attorneys have experience pursuing compensation for victims of motor vehicle accidents.