A serious car crash in Harlem has sent two people to local hospitals, police have reported. New York authorities responded to the car accident the morning of Aug. 11. At this time, no charges have been filed in connection with this accident, but police say they are continuing their investigation into the cause of the crash.
The accident report confirms the crash occurred at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Madison Avenue. Police say three vehicles were involved in the crash, one of which ended up colliding with a building. Apparently, no serious damage was done to the building.
Two people were taken to a local hospital with injuries described as minor, and a third was treated on the scene without needing to be taken to a hospital. The exact nature of the injuries each party incurred is unknown at this time. Police have not charged any of the drivers involved with a crime at this time.
When a car accident results in injuries, no matter how minor, it is up to New York authorities to investigate to the fullest extent of their abilities to determine the cause of the crash. If one or more drivers are found to be materially responsible for the accident, those individuals may face charges pertaining to their involvement in the crash. Additionally, injured parties are entitled under state law to file personal injury lawsuits against the driver or drivers found to be responsible. While minor injuries may seem easy to dismiss at first, it is sometimes possible for such injuries to manifest as long-term health issues at a later time, meaning that an injury suit might be well-founded.
Source: Harlem, NY Patch, “Multi-Vehicle Car Crash in East Harlem Sends 2 to Hospital“, Brendan Krisel, Aug. 11, 2016