Staten Island, NY – Staten Island Expwy Scene of Injury Wreck near Clove Rd
Staten Island, NY (May 23, 2023) – A serious car crash happened in Staten Island on the evening of May 23. At approximately 7:20 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of the incident to render aid and determine the cause of the crash.
Sources report the wreck occurred on the Staten Island Expressway between Clove Road and Targee Street. An unspecified number of vehicles crashed in the area, resulting in injuries and traffic delays.
Three lanes of the roadway were closed while crews worked to help the injured victims and transport them to local hospitals. Local drivers were urged to use different routes of travel for the time being.
At this time, police in Staten Island continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We hope for their full and fast recovery.
New York Car Wrecks
Studies show in the most recent year reported that there were over 371,000 car accidents in the state of New York. In October and November of 2022, there were over 50,000 vehicular collisions. Around 600 accidents happen every day in New York. There were over 1,100 serious injuries reported last year, and 100,000 minor injuries reported. There were also over 1,100 deaths reported.
Most accidents that happen in New York are typically multi-vehicle crashes. While single-vehicle crashes do happen, the rate at which accidents involve 2 or more vehicles is higher.
New York has a high number of accidents caused by drivers following cars too closely. Approximately 64% of accidents in New York take place at intersections or heavily congested areas with traffic. Drivers who are operating their vehicles at higher speeds are a very common risk factor in New York. Driving while impaired rates have also steadily increased over the most recent years, data shows.
Those injured in accidents caused by the actions of others may have legal options available to them or their families. If you and your family have been involved in an auto accident in New York, you can benefit from the guidance and advice of an auto accident attorney. A lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to pay for medical care costs, vehicle repairs, wage loss, pain, suffering, loss of consortium, and more. You deserve to be compensated for the losses and damages you face in relation to injuries that were imposed upon you by the negligent actions of another person. Driver negligence causes over 90% of reported car crashes in the United States, so it is likely your accident was caused by driver negligence as well.
Our attorneys at Metro Law want to help you receive compensation for the collision you were involved in so you can get your life back on track. We know how difficult a time like this can be, which is why we are here to help. You may also be able to recover property damage, lost wages, and other losses resulting from an accident through them.
The Staten Island car accident attorneys are dedicated to protecting your family’s legal rights. Our clients receive guidance and advice at every stage of the legal process. Our firm’s mission is to help families make informed decisions about their legal situation. You can start the process of moving forward by calling Metro Law at 800-469-6476 today.