JANUARY SEES SEVERAL SERIOUS CAR ACCIDENTS, INCLUDING SOME FATALITIES
The first month of January, 2022, was filled with serious motor vehicle accidents across New York City, Westchester and the Hudson Valley. Our New York City auto accident attorneys and Westchester car accident lawyers discuss some of the recent events in the news and provide some legal analysis of the accidents.
DOCTOR KILLED IN FATAL HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT
The event occurred at on Route 32 near Cornwall, Orange County, A Westchester County doctor was driving a 2010 Chevy Tahoe southbound when he was hit head-on by a 2013 Honda Accord that had gone over into the southbound lane, according to Trooper Steven Nevel. Our Westchester county hit and run car accident attorneys, know how frustrating it is to the family of a victim of a fatality, when a driver who caused the accident flees the scene of the accident. Fortunately, under New York law, the family is not left without any remedy when the police cannot catch the negligent driver. New York law requires every insurance policy for a vehicle to include a provision of unidentified motorist benefits. So the family of a person killed by a negligent driver who fled the scene of an accident, can seek benefits from the insurance company that covers the vehicle that the decedent was in.
ROCKLAND FATAL CAR ACCIDENT
A Rockland County resident from Pomona was killed in an accident in Nanuet near the intersection of Route 304 and West Nyack Road. According to a Detective from the Clarkstown Police Department, arriving police located two highly damaged automobiles, a Toyota Sienna and a Ford F-150, both with deployed airbags. A driver and a passenger were in each of the vehicles involved.
Officers immediately performed CPR on the site until EMS came since one of the occupants had significant injuries and was not breathing when the police arrived. Achild was brought to the hospital, where he was treated and released. The Clarkstown police have not yet identified the cause of the accident, but our White Plains car accident lawyers know that these types of accidents do not occur, unless someone was negligent.
GREENBURGH FATAL CAR ACCIDENT
This accident happened on Route 9A, commonly known as Saw Mill River Road, near Greenburgh, at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17.
The cab of the truck and the automobile exploded into flames after the incident, according to Greenburgh Police Lt. Kobie Powell. He also stated that the sedan's driver was dead.
The driver who was killed has not been recognized since the next of kin has not been notified, and the extent of the other driver's injuries remained unknown.
BROOKLYN E BIKE RIDER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT
A Brooklyn e-bike rider is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle that fled the scene of the accident on Friday. The hit and run accident victim was riding the bike at the intersection of 10th Avenue and 18th Street in Windsor Terrace, in Brooklyn, N.Y.C., around 12:10 a.m. when another driver, possibly in an SUV, struck him. The driver took off and has not yet been caught. One of the most frequently asked questions that our NYC Ebike accident lawyers are asked is who is responsible for the medical bills when an Ebike rider is hit by a car. Our NYC E Bike accident lawyers know that one of the most important questions is whether the E bike is a bicycle that has some electrical power, or if it is a motorcycle. If an ebike, the rider is entitled to benefits from the car that hit them, however, if the ebike qualifies as a motorcycle, which depends on the speed that the bike is capable of going, then the rider has to go through their own health insurance. Where the car is identified, the driver can be sued for failing to use proper care to avoid hitting a bicyclist. In the scenario of a hit and run, where the E Bike rider owns a car or lives in the household where there is a car, they can pursue uninsured motorist benefits from their own insurance company. Where there is no car in the household, and there is a hit and run accident, there is a state fund called the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corp., that provides the same benefits as the minimum insurance requirements for a motor vehicle policy under New York law.
BROOKLYN TEEN KILLED IN HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT INVOLVING SCHOOL BUS
A 15-year-old girl was fatally struck by a school bus in a Brooklyn hit-and-run Monday morning, cops from the New York City Police Department said. Cops responded to Bedford Avenue and Avenue P in Sheepshead Bay minutes before 8 a.m. and found the teen lying in the street, police said. Police confirmed later Monday that she was struck by a school-bus driver who fled the scene.Our New York City bus accident lawyers know that most school buses are owned by the New York City Board of Education and a notice of claim must be filed within 90 days of the accident, and a no fault application has to be filed within 30 days. So to preserve your right to sue, it is important to hire an experienced NYC bus accident lawyer as soon as possible. Otherwise, the negligent parties may get away with causing the accident, unless the forms are filed in time.