A car jumped the curb in Queens on the night of July 7, sending two people to a local hospital. New York authorities have reported that the car accident did not cause any fatalities, but that two pedestrians had been injured. For the moment, no charges have been filed against the driver, but the investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time.
The accident report states that a vehicle driven by a 68-year-old man apparently jumped the curb after the driver lost control of the vehicle around 5:35 p.m. The man has gone on record stating the accident was precipitated by an emergency vehicle striking his car, forcing him onto the sidewalk. So far, the facts seem to corroborate his story.
Two women were struck by his vehicle as a result of the accident, one of whom was seriously injured. She was seen being worked on by emergency services at the scene. The condition of the other individual is not known at this time.
The details of this car accident will be important in determining an outcome to this case. New York authorities will investigate the role of the emergency vehicle in the situation to determine where fault for the accident lies. In any case, the two injured parties are entitled under state law to file personal injury suits against either the driver or possibly the driver of the emergency vehicle, depending on the outcome of the investigation. Such cases are civil in nature but require evidence of wrongdoing to be successful in court
Source: CBS New York, “2 People Injured When Car Jumps Curb In Queens“, July 7, 2015