Emergency vehicles are called into action every day in New York and most of the time they are able to reach the necessary location without incident. However, there are times when these emergency vehicles are involved in accidents and sometimes people are injured. Determining who is at fault in an accident can be the biggest difference in any personal injury case.
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a crash involving a minivan and a fire truck, as witnesses of the incident give different versions of what happened. According to reports some members of the neighborhood claim that the fire truck was driving too fast and that it did not have its sirens on. However, another man who was in a nearby building says he heard the sirens before the crash occurred.
The collision happened when the fire truck, responding to a call, hit a minivan as the van turned at an intersection. As a result of the crash the driver of the minivan was seriously hurt. Three firefighters were also hurt but none of their injuries were serious. The fire truck was sent crashing into a fire hydrant and another vehicle, which was parked at the time, ultimately ending up on the sidewalk.
In an accident like this where someone is injured, it may be a good idea for him or her to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. While it is not known at this time who was at fault in this accident, when fault is determined those who were injured could seek compensation for their pain, suffering and material loss.
Source: CBS New York, “4 Injured When Fire Truck Jumps Curb In Brooklyn,” June 24, 2013.