Posted on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at 9:17 am
Harlem, NY (June 2, 2019) – Police responded to the scene of an ambulance accident involving a child on a scooter that led to serious injuries yesterday afternoon at First Avenue.
Authorities first received the calls about the accident around 4:23 p.m. They discovered that an ambulance had been driving with its lights and sirens on but was coming down the wrong way on one street as it turned onto First Street. The ambulance immediately struck a 9-year-old boy who was riding an electric scooter at the time.
EMS crews confirmed that the boy had a broken leg, broken pelvis, and internal bleeding caused by the force from the accident. The victim was transported to a local medical center and is said to be in serious but stable condition.
No charges have been filed at this time and police continue their investigation.
Scooter Accidents in New York
Scooter accidents are very similar to motorcycle accidents in many ways. The driver of a scooter has very few protections from harm, which means that they could very easily sustain some of the worst injuries in an accident. If you have been injured in a scooter accident due to the negligence of another party, you have many rights as you move forward while seeking compensation. Our New York accident attorneys are here in your time of need.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that all drivers must be attentive at all times following an accident. However, even though some accidents take place at the hands of scooter drivers themselves, the careless and reckless choices by those behind the wheels of motor vehicles also lead to accidents that take place in the blink of an eye. It can be a challenging time to face the aftermath of a scooter accident, which is why we want you to know how essential it is to have the help of an experienced attorney on your side. Please reach out to us at 212-779-0057 to find out what we can do for you.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.