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Garbage truck accident in Brooklyn causes injuries and death

New York – A car crash involving a BMW versus a garbage truck occurred on Wednesday, according to police. The truck crash apparently began when the driver of the car slammed into the privately owned and operated truck. Emergency services reported that one of the passengers from the car, a man in his twenties, died from massive trauma during the collision. At least 2 other people were injured in the motor vehicle accident, including another passenger and the driver of the car. Those accident injuries have required emergency treatment according to reports. The 2 workers that were in the garbage truck did not require transport to an emergency room but may require evaluation for possible injuries. Trauma doctors note that some injuries from an accident may only become evident hours, days or even weeks after the initial incident. This is why doctors recommend that anyone who is involved in a serious accident with injuries, should be evaluated soon after the crash, even if the injured victim was someone else involved in the incident. They note that if there was enough force to cause injuries to another person in the accident, then there’s a higher likelihood that other people also suffered an injury. This is even more so the case if there was someone killed in the accident. Such injuries can include a spinal injury, internal bleeding or even a broken bone.

While the injured victims are tended to, the police continue to investigate the cause of the truck collision. They have reported that the driver of the car may have been a drunk driver and this may have caused the accident. In fact, the driver had been charged with driving while under the influence (DWI) in the past and there was a warrant out for his arrest. The current DWI charge would bring a more severe penalty in light of the wrongful death in this case. Find out more about the drunk driving accident here.

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Bicycle accident in Brooklyn leaves man injured

New York – Witnesses report that a bicyclist was hit by a garbage truck in Brooklyn, NY a few days ago. The truck accident crushed the bicycle underneath its front end and injured the cyclist. Specifics of the accident victim’s injuries were unknown but evidence shows that he suffered at least a leg injury during the crash. Trauma specialists note that bicycle accidents can be quite severe, leaving the injured person with broken bones, neck and back injuries and head injury. They explain that even with the use of a helmet, a bicycle crash can cause a traumatic brain injury and death. Internal injuries and fractures are even more likely and serious when the injury involves a garbage truck accident. Just before the weekend another bicyclist was hit by a garbage truck and was killed.

Several New York traffic and bicycle safety laws are in place to try to prevent accidents, injuries and death. Advocates say that the next step is for police and the courts to enforce those laws in order to truly protect citizens. Some have contended that many of the rules and regulations have been ignored, leading to a dangerous situation that puts everyone at risk. They warn that illegally parked cars, trash left in city bicycle lanes and aggressive or even reckless drivers have been ignored by law enforcement officials. Awareness programs are also sorely needed to educate citizens about their rights in case they were injured in an accident. Experts explain that the most basic right is to speak to an experienced injury attorney about your case. Read more about bicycle crashes, safety and statistics here.

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