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Car strikes cruiser, injures New York police officer

Almost no one ever expects to be involved in a car accident. It is one of those occurrences that many people expect to happen to someone else, but not them. Unfortunately, even though some people are at greater risk of becoming involved in accidents, car accidents can happen to just about anyone who decides to travel via motor vehicle. This is why it is important that motorists know their rights.

A recent accident in New York involved a police officer. According to reports, another car hit a marked patrol unit on a Monday morning. Officials claim that the car had ran a red light. The officer was said to be in his 20s and once served with the New York Police Department. Officials did not release the identity of the other driver.

As a result of the crash, the officer suffered a number of injuries. An ambulance rushed the officer to a nearby hospital. Police said the injuries included broken legs, hands and knee caps. One officer said that the man was fortunate to have live through the accident and that the air bags in the man’s vehicle, which was an SUV, likely prevented more severe injuries. None of the occupants in the other vehicle suffered serious injuries.

Victims of car accidents are often lucky to have survived such crashes. Sometimes, these accidents can be near-death experiences, which can prove quite traumatic for survivors. While dealing with this trauma on an emotional level, victims should not also have to suffer with the many financial strains that often result from car accidents. Legal action may never be able to undo the trauma, but it can sometimes alleviate some of the financial burden.

Source: Officer.com, “N.Y. Police Officer Seriously Injured in Crash,” John Valenti, June 23, 2014

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