Two people were hurt after an SUV struck several vehicles in Brooklyn, police have reported. New York authorities transported two individuals to a local hospital on the morning of June 7 following the car accident. Both the driver and the passenger suffered serious injuries.
The accident report indicates the man may have been speeding when the accident took place. The 29-year-old driver apparently ran a red light around 2 a.m. and lost control of his vehicle. The SUV struck a total of five cars and a motorcycle, all of which were parked at the time of the crash. The force of the impact was apparently so strong that all five vehicles were piled up on top of one another, off the road and onto the sidewalk.
Both the driver and his 35-year-old female passenger suffered severe trauma. They were rushed to a local New York hospital and are currently in stable condition. Thankfully, no bystanders were hurt in the crash. Police say their investigation is still underway, and charges may still be possible for the driver once he is discharged from medical care.
In the meantime, New York police will continue their investigation into the car accident. Regardless of any criminal charges that may be filed, the injured passenger will have a separate right to seek legal recourse. She may choose to file a personal injury claim against the driver and any separate owner of the vehicle he was operating. Should criminal charges be prosecuted, evidence from that trial may bolster any related case brought against him in civil court by the passenger.
Source: CBS New York, “Police: 2 Hurt As SUV Slams Into Several Cars In Brooklyn“, June 7, 2015