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Car accident in New York injures several

A Fort Greene street was left covered in wreckage following a serious crash on the morning of June 7, according to local news sources. New York police and fire services responded to the car accident that left five vehicles wrecked and sent three people to a local hospital. Police have yet to file any charges in this case, but their investigation is still ongoing. 

Eyewitnesses indicate that the driver of a gray SUV ran a red light around 2 a.m. on the morning in question. The SUV apparently clipped another vehicle, causing it to crash into several parked cars and a motorcycle. The vehicle continued on to strike a tree, overturning the SUV onto its passenger side. 

Witnesses went on to say that the roof of the SUV had to be removed in order to extricate two people from the wreckage. These individuals, along with another unknown person, were rushed to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries. Police have not yet determined the precise cause of the accident, as the allegations of failure to stop for a light have yet to be documented beyond witness testimony. 

If New York police determine the driver of the SUV did indeed run a red light, precipitating the car accident, that individual may face criminal charges. Regardless, the injured parties may be entitled to file personal injury suits against the SUV driver, based upon evidence of negligence that is deemed to have caused or contributed to the crash and injuries that resulted. Such suits are considered civil in nature and could lead to the entry of a judgment for monetary damages sustained as a result of the accident. 

Source: New York Post, “4 cars, motorcycle involved in early morning crash“, Leonica Valentine and Kenneth Garger, June 7, 2015