Two Pedestrians Injured After Being Struck By Police Car On Dimly Lit Portion of Community Drive
MANHASSET, NEW YORK (February 10, 2018) – Two teenage boys were injured in a car accident after they were hit by a marked patrol car on Community Drive in Manhasset.
The identities of the two men that were injured have not been released at this time. The pedestrian accident took place on a dimly lit portion of the road and left the 19-year-old with a serious head injury.
Nassau County firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the police car collision in order to treat the victim’s for their injuries. The 17-year-old declined medical treatment and the 19-year-old was taken to the hospital.
An investigation into the Manhasset crash remains ongoing.
LIABILITY IN POLICE CAR ACCIDENTS
Police officers must drive in a reasonably safe manner in order to avoid accidents. Police officials tend to have a great deal of immunity in accidents when they are responding to an emergency with their lights and sirens on. But it is imperative that police officers obey the rules of the road when they are not responding to an emergency. When a police officer is negligent in the scope and course of their employment, the city that they work for may be vicariously liable. Any person that is injured may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the tragic car accident that injured two teenagers in Manhasset. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s as they continue to recover. We encourage anyone that may have seen what happened to reach out to investigators for the sake of all of those that have been affected. Steps need to be taken to make sure that there isn’t another similar accident. Additional street lamps could go a long way towards making Community Drive safer for everyone.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident with a police vehicle, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.