Six individuals were recently injured in a motor vehicle collision in New York. The crash, which occurred on a Sunday night, involved two cars. Driver negligence can easily cause these types of accidents to occur, in which case the driver who caused the accident may be held liable for any injuries resulting from the crash.
Events leading up to the unfortunate accident
The recent wreck took place in Upper Manhattan at around 7:30 p.m. According to police, a person driving a sport utility vehicle crashed into another automobile. The sport utility vehicle then reportedly hopped over a curb, collided with a pedestrian and crashed into a bodega at a street intersection.
Police reported that six individuals suffered injuries in the crash and had to receive treatment for their injuries. In addition, the bodega’s windows were shattered as a result of the impact of the crash. Authorities planned to examine the bodega further to evaluate its structural stability following the wreck.
How an attorney can help following the crash
Police may determine from their investigation into the unfortunate accident that the sport utility vehicle driver caused the accident due to driving while distracted or failing to follow road signs, for example. In this situation, the injured individuals who were not driving the sport utility vehicle may opt to file personal injury claims against the reportedly at-fault driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. If they prevail in their claims, they may be awarded damages to cover their medical treatment costs and other accident-related losses.