Hit-and-run accidents and rear-end collisions are among the most dangerous types of crashes that can happen in Staten Island. In some incidents, there will be a combination of these auto accidents. For people who have been rear-ended, there is a major chance of serious injury including back, neck and head trauma. With that, there can be long-term damage, massive medical costs and the need for extensive treatment and care. If a driver chooses to flee the scene after such an accident, it only makes the situation worse. People who have been hurt in any kind of auto accident must think about the future and weigh their options.
A 61-year-old man is accused of rear-ending a vehicle, driving away and then crashing into other vehicles at an intersection. The accident happened in the mid-afternoon at approximately 2 p.m. The driver ran into the back of a vehicle driven by an 85-year-old woman not far from the Verrazano Bridge. After that accident, the driver then hit an estimated five vehicles at the intersection. The drivers from the rear-end crash were taken to the hospital. The vehicle that did the damage was a cab. The investigation into the series of accidents is ongoing.
The road is rife with risk and that is exacerbated with the number of reckless drivers who disobey traffic laws, drive while distracted, are under the influence or commit other dangerous acts. When there is a crash or a series of crashes, it is expected that drivers will wait at the scene as they are legally obligated to do. Still, some drivers will choose to flee and possibly have another accident. When there is a rear-end accident and drivers that are stopped in traffic are hit, there are a litany of outcomes that can cause problems in their lives. Financial, physical and personal problems often accompany auto accidents. For those who have been hurt, it is crucial to know the necessary steps to filing a lawsuit to be compensated.
A driver rear-ended a vehicle and caused injuries to the other driver. He then drove off and hit several other vehicles. Law enforcement is assessing these accidents to determine the cause. As the investigation continues and those who were hurt try to recover, they must remember that they have the right to seek compensation in a lawsuit. A law firm that has experience in assisting those who have been in an auto accident should be called immediately for a consultation.