Staten Island, NY – Update: One Identified in Crash that Injured Two Officers
Staten Island, NY (January 7, 2019) – Police have now released the identity of the man who injured a civilian in a multi-vehicle crash that also left two officers wounded on Saturday night, January 5. 35-year-old Jermaine Leone was reported to have caused the collision between himself and several other vehicles as he also attempted to evade officers.
The incident began at around 10:00 p.m. when officers pulled over Leone for at least three traffic violation along Broadway and Castleton Avenue in West Brighton. After failing to produce documentation, Leone attempted to speed away from the officers, driving right through a steady red light and causing a collision at the intersection.
After the crash, Leone was stated to have exited his vehicle and attempted to flee the scene on foot but was arrested only moments later. Two officers involved in the incident were reported to have suffered minor wounds as one civilian was taken to Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton with unspecified injuries.
New York Car Accidents
Our sincere sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to all three victims of this accident, first and foremost. New York car accidents often end with critical injuries or death, particularly those which are caused by a seriously criminal motorist. While it can be terribly challenging at this time, it is terribly important victims to understand that they may have rights in terms of recovering financial compensation.
At Hach & Rose, we know that there are very few things as difficult as dealing with the aftermath of a sudden injury. Our New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 as we can significantly assist you along the commonly problematic path toward obtaining reimbursement from an inattentive or blatantly reckless party. If you have been hurt in a New York car accident due to the actions of another driver, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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