A serious accident in Brooklyn has sent four people to the hospital, according to local sources. The New York Fire Department responded to the six-car accident on the morning of Jan. 7 on the westbound Gowanus Expressway. Thankfully, no one was killed in the accident, which is still under investigation by authorities.
The accident report does not contain any information about what caused the crash. However, it has been confirmed that one driver was trapped inside his vehicle, despite serious damage to the car. The accident apparently occurred at 6:15 a.m., with authorities arriving shortly thereafter.
Thankfully, rescuers were able to extricate the man from his vehicle, despite his legs being crushed in the accident. The car itself was totaled, apparently crushed on both ends with only a 3 foot square space in which to survive. The man was rushed to a local hospital in what was described as serious but stable condition. Three other individuals were also taken to hospitals with injuries of an unknown capacity.
As New York police continue to investigate the car accident, more details may be brought to light. It is possible that an individual or individuals will be cited for traffic violations and/or criminal activity in the aftermath of this collision, though it is too early to speculate as to what those charges might be. Nevertheless, those seriously injured will likely benefit from seeking counsel regarding any potential claims for personal injuries. These types of legal proceedings are handled within the civil justice system and require a showing of negligence that is determined to have resulted in the injuries suffered.
Source: pix11.com, “No fatalities in horrific multi-vehicle accident on Gowanus Expressway“, Joe Mauceri, Jan. 7, 2016