Police Officer Injured In Long Island Car Accident On 5th Avenue
LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK (March 18, 2020) – A police officer was injured in a car accident along 5th Avenue.
New York Police Department officials are saying that the collision took place around 1:00 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a police officer was hit by another vehicle near the intersection of Milliken Avenue.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive his injures.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Long Island Car Accidents
Many very serious car accidents happen due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law (Sec. 1411), “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.” Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Investigating A Long Island Car Accident
Do you need more information about a Long Island car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected.