This week’s accident report roundup includes a Brooklyn police chase that led to the at-fault driver crashing into another vehicle and leaving its occupants injured.
Brooklyn Area Accident
Crazed BMW Driver Fleeing Police Crashes Into Another Car In Brooklyn
A woman and her three children were injured in Brooklyn on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The accident took place when the woman and her children were hit by a BMW driver who was running away from police.
Police began chasing the black BMW driver with Texas license plates after they caught him speeding and driving like abnormally on Wilson St. close to Greene Ave. in Bushwick. The car was erratically driving in and out of oncoming traffic on the two-way street.
As police were giving up their pursuit of the man, the driver crashed into a Nissan Rogue 18 blocks from where he was first seen on Wilson St. near Schaefer St. This crash into the Nissan Rogue injured a 38-year-old woman and her three children ages 14,12 and 7-years-old. Thankfully they suffered minor injuries and were sent for treatment at a local hospital.
The driver of the BMW still did not stop after this crash and instead managed to pry himself from the wreck and ran off, leaving his 23-year-old passenger in the car. Police have since identified who the BMW driver is.
Greater New York Road Accidents
Two People Die In New York State Highway Accident
Two people died after a two-car accident took place on New York state highway near New City on June 4, 2017. It is unclear what led to the accident that shut down the highway but, it did leave the vehicles with extensive damage.
Both drivers were pronounced dead the same day the accident happened. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and the other died on the way to the hospital.
Clarktown police are carrying out an investigation into this accident.
Assistant Professor Dies In Thruway Pileup Accident
On Thursday morning, June 8, 2017, a faculty member of the University of Buffalo Nursing School was killed in a pileup on the Thruway. The accident took place early in the morning between the Thruway’s Pembroke and Depew exists when a 2016 Freightliner box truck going west rear-ended a 2009 Honda also going west.
State police stated that the 45-year-old woman in the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. The struck Honda continued going west after the accident and struck multiple other vehicles.
In the end, this accident was a five-vehicle crash that also left one other person injured. The identity of this person was not released, however, it has been reported that they did not have life-threatening injuries.
Police are still carrying out their investigation into this five-vehicle crash.
Syracuse Police Car Involved In An Accident With A Civilian Vehicle
A Syracuse police department patrol car was found at the intersection on the city’s North Side, with serious front-end damage following an accident with a civilian car on June 4, 2017.
First responders were on the scene of the accident after a call came into the Ondonga County 911 Center about a crash at the intersection of Pond and Carbon streets.
The accident left the civilian’s gold Honda up over the curb on the sidewalk next to a utility pole, with visible damage to the front and back of the vehicle. It was not very clear as to what led to this accident taking place and the crash is under investigation.
What To Do If You Are Involved In An Accident
An accident is a very devastating and life altering event. If an accident takes place and you or a loved one were not at fault, it is important to consider seeking legal help. Often it is easier to deal with insurance companies for justice but, there is legal recourse you can take to ensure that you are adequately compensated for the pain and suffering you experienced because of the accident.
Our knowledgeable attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus, and Moverman P.C. are there to help guide you through the legal actions you can take for your accident and decide on the best course of action for your case.