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Fatal car crash in Hell’s Kitchen

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 in Car Accidents

On behalf of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP

New York City residents know just how tough it is to navigate traffic in a clogged city. Bumper to bumper traffic can be frustrating and even deadly at times. Such is the case for a 48-year-old motorcyclist who lost his life in a New York City car accident.

The accident happened on Oct. 26 shortly after 2 p.m. in the Hell’s Kitchen area of New York on 11th Avenue and 44th Street.

According to the New York City Fire Department, the 22-year-old taxi driver was heading south on 11th Avenue and tried to turn onto 44th Street. The motorcyclist was driving behind him. When the cab driver tried to make his turn, the motorcyclist attempted to swerve around him veering into oncoming traffic and instead impacted the taxi directly.

Rescue workers on the scene attempted to resuscitate the cyclist. He was taken to nearby Roosevelt Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

A witness to the accident describes a horrific scene where the motorcyclist was underneath the cab as a result of the accident. Initial police reports indicate that the crash was an accident.

Although this accident does not appear to have criminality involved, this is a situation that will likely haunt the cab driver for most of his life. For cases like this, there is no amount of money that could compensate the loss of a loved one. However, a personal injury attorney may be beneficial in deconstructing the scene of an accident and helping surviving family members seek appropriate compensation.

Source: DNA Info, “Motorcyclist Killed in Hell’s Kitchen Crash With Cab,” Ben Fractenberg and Tom Liddy, Oct. 26, 2011

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