Brooklyn, NY – Auto Collision with Injuries on I-278 W on Verrazzano BridgeNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (December 21, 2022) – A vehicle collision occurred on an interstate in Fort Hamilton on the morning of December 20. At approximately 11:56 a.m., emergency dispatchers sent crews to the crash scene to render aid.
Sources report the incident took place on Interstate 278 on the Verrazzano Bridge. Vehicles collided and caused injuries to at least one individual. Ambulances were observed at the scene a short time after the collision occurred.
Traffic was backed up on the lower level of the bridge while emergency crews were present. One or more injured victims were taken to local hospitals for treatment due to the injuries they sustained in the crash.
Authorities in Brooklyn are still investigating the details of the incident. Our thoughts are with those involved.
New York Car Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a report stating that the United States has seen an 11% increase in car accidents since 2015. Every year, over 6 million car crashes are reported in the country that injure more than 3 million people. Sadly, about 40,000 people are killed in these accidents per year. Driver negligence is the leading cause of car wrecks in the United States, causing 90-99% of all reported car crashes.
Negligent drivers are one of the leading causes of New York auto accidents that end in serious personal injury. Whether it’s a driver who is speeding, texting, or simply not following traffic laws, their blatant indifference toward others often leads to collisions that could have been avoided.
As our country’s population keeps increasing, so does the amount of inexperienced, angry, careless, inattentive, and reckless drivers on our streets. Congested roadways are just one of the numerous factors attributed to the increased rate of auto collisions.
When two or more motor vehicles crash into one another, there are often multiple victims that are badly injured, along with expensive property damage. If you were obeying the driving laws when the accident occurred, then you will not be held financially responsible for any damages. You may also be entitled to bring a personal injury suit and collect compensation from the negligent driver and your insurance company.
Our firm has fought hard on behalf of its injured clients to ensure their rights are defended after being injured in a preventable car crash. After a serious accident, contact a New York car accident lawyer from Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.