Amanda Remy Manhattan: Amanda Remy, Kenneth Larkin Injured In Manhattan Car Accident On FDR Drive By 23rd Street
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (November 22, 2019) – An off-duty NYPD officer was involved in a car accident that left a Amanda Remy and off-duty FDNY officer Kenneth Larkin injured on FDR Drive by 23rd Street.
New York Police Officials are saying that the accident took place around 3:00 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation the off-duty police officer was traveling at a high rate of speed in a Lexus when he lost control and hit a divider.
The force of the impact caused Amanda Remy and Kenneth Larkin to be ejected from the black Lexus. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of those that were injured.
Amanda Remy and Kenneth Larkin sustained major injuries from the crash. Amanda Remy’s foot was partially severed and Kenneth Larkin sustained a broken arm and head injuries.
You can help support Kenneth Larkin through a Go Fund Me page set up for him. According to the New York Post, the off-duty police officer involved in the crash “had been caught on traffic cameras 10 times this year speeding through school zones or running red lights.”
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In New York Car Accidents
According to one study from the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. Over 50% of the five million yearly car crashes in the United States are caused by aggressive drivers, with speeding being the most prevalent contributor to this statistic.” Speeding is reckless, irresponsible and over time will all but ensure an accident.
Speeding is also against the law. According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Code 1180 (a), “No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.” Even driving the speed limit can be dangerous depending on the prevailing conditions of the road. Victims of car accidents often suffer a wide variety of very serious injuries including:
- Head trauma
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
Many of the injuries associated with car accidents are not always physical. According to Very Well Mind, “Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are the leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general population. Each year, there are an estimated six million MVAs in the United States, resulting in over 2.5 million injuries. According to a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study, 39.2% of MVA survivors develop PTSD.” Signs of PTSD may include:
- Avoidance behaviors
- Intrusive memories
- Changes in emotional reactions
- Mood changes
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 with lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important to continue to seek follow up care after an accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A New York Car Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to Amanda Remy, Kenneth Larkin and all of those affected by this horrific accident. We strongly encurage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page set up to help Kenneth Larkin. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the NYPD as they continue to investigate.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal 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. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.