Posted on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 3:57 am
Brooklyn, NY (April 2, 2019) – According to authorities, an NYPD officer suffered a serious leg injury after being struck by a car on Tuesday, April 2nd. Authorities stated that the accident occurred as tens of thousands of people filled the streets to pay their respects to a rabbi who passed away on Monday.
Police were dispatched to the areas of 52nd Street to 61st Street and 12th Avenue to 16th Avenue in Borough Park in order to conduct crowd control. During the massive funeral, one of the many NYPD police officers at the location was hit by a motor vehicle and reported to have suffered a leg injury. Emergency medical crews at the scene immediately transported the officer to a nearby hospital. The officer’s injuries are considered non-life-threatening at this time.
Additionally, one other officer was also injured after a drone that was being used during the funeral ran out of gas and struck the victim in the head. That officer’s condition is unknown. Police are actively looking into the events that led to the car/pedestrian accident.
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Our most genuinely heartfelt sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to these injured officers, first and foremost. We maintain our highest hope for their full recoveries. Pedestrian accidents in New York, or those which may be considered workplace accidents, are often catastrophically injurious or fatal. While it may be difficult, it is essential for victims to understand that they might have significant rights moving forward.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to helping those who have suffered due to the actions of reckless drivers and other negligent entities. We understand that there is almost nothing as challenging as dealing with a sudden injury and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
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