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FDNY fire truck involved in child pedestrian accident with serious injuries

New York – Fire Department of New York (FDNY) officials reported that one of their firefighters was driving a fire truck when it struck and injured a 7-year-old boy. The fire truck accident occurred when the firefighter was driving the truck back to the station house and hit the boy as he was walking. It is believed that the injured pedestrian was crossing the street when he was hit by the vehicle. The young accident victim was treated on the scene and then rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The specific nature of the child’s injuries were not fully clear but specialists believe that he suffered a possible head injury and may have internal bleeding. The collision occurred in Staten island and police as well as fire officials have been investigation the details surrounding to this serious accident with injuries. In the meantime, hospital officials say that they will need to continue fighting to save the life of this wounded child. Check out this article for further details about this fire truck crash.

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Police officer injured on the job during truck crash investigation

New York – A state police trooper suffered a serious work injury during a motor vehicle accident investigation. The injured policewoman was sitting in the driver’s seat of her police car when her car was rear-ended by an SUV truck. According to reports, the officer was on the scene of a prior truck accident, parked on the side of a highway and situated just behind the truck. The Chevy SUV driver apparently violated the New York “move over law” that instructs drivers to move over a full lane when emergency vehicles are operating on the shoulder or lane of a highway. This violation may constitute negligence or even reckless driving and can be grounds for a moving violation ticket as well as a personal injury lawsuit. Meanwhile, the injured worker cop was taken to the hospital for various injuries. These work injuries may very well leave this New York State trooper with significant permanent disability issues. On-the-job injuries are a common problem for all types of workers but these types of accidents are extremely serious when it comes to police officers involved in work injuries. Worker’s compensation, or worker’s comp, is supposed to cover work related accident injuries. However, some workers find it necessary to get the assistance of a specialized work injury lawyer in order to get the care and funds that they deserve. You can see this article for more about this officer’s job related car accident with injury.

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FDNY fire truck versus ambulance accident with injuries and one death

New York – A fire truck accident occurred when two FDNY emergency vehicles collided in a deadly motor vehicle accident. The fire truck was responding in emergency mode with flashing lights and sirens activated when it slammed into the ambulance in the middle of an intersection. The ambulance was also driving through the intersection while it was transporting a sick patient to the emergency room. That patient had been suffering from a cardiac emergency but also ended up sustaining fatal accident injuries during the truck crash. The ambulance was apparently sent into a tail spin and then struck a civilian car during the series of collisions.

Police and additional emergency medical responders to the scene evacuated multiple injured accident victims. However, they were unable to save the patient in the ambulance collision and he was pronounced dead soon after. This accident has raised concern regarding the dangerous condition created when multiple emergency vehicles respond to various emergencies in the densely populated New York City. Experts say that increased safety measures are needed and must be stressed on drivers of these police cars, fire trucks and ambulances in order to prevent unnecessary injury and wrongful death. Find out further details about this FDNY accident here.

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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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