When a milk truck and two other vehicles are involved in an accident, the outcome can be devastating. This proved true recently on the streets of New York after an SUV caused a multi-vehicle car accident. Six people required medical attention.
The accident occurred on a Monday morning. An SUV carrying six people, including three children, hit the front end of another vehicle that had pulled into an intersection. The SUV then hit a tractor trailer that was delivering milk. The deliveryman heard the commotion coming toward him and was able to jump out of the way.
Even though the truck driver escaped injury, others were not so lucky. Two victims suffered injuries described as life threatening. They were taken for treatment to a nearby medical facility. Three other victims had injuries reported to be serious and were also transported to the same medical facility. It is unclear which vehicles the injured parties were in at the time of the accident.
Once an investigation clarifies exactly what happened, the injured parties may have recourse in a New York civil court. Claims for monetary damages against the driver and owner of the SUV may be appropriate. This option may help those injured in the car accident recoup financial damages they have sustained as a result of the negligent actions of another party. Financial losses may include medical bills, lost wages and other damages related to the accident that are recognized by applicable laws. Most people facing similar circumstances seek the advice and support of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Source: dnainfo.com, "2 People Critically Hurt in Bushwick Crash, FDNY Says", Gwynne Hogan and Aidan Gardiner, Sept. 12, 2016