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Restaurant Patrons, Seniors, and Toddlers Threatened by Motorists in Brooklyn


A slew of collisions throughout Brooklyn have endangered numerous restaurant patrons, seniors, and even small children. To say that drivers are “out of control” is a bit of an understatement – and innocent people are paying the price. If you were injured in a storefront collision or a hit-and-run pedestrian crash, you might be struggling with emotional distress, missed wages, medical costs, and much more. A personal injury attorney in Brooklyn can guide you toward justice and compensation.

Grandmother and Toddler Hit by Driver Veering onto Sidewalk 

On February 21st of 2024, it was reported that a speeding driver had veered onto a sidewalk in Manhattan before hitting a senior citizen and her two-year-old granddaughter. The motorist also knocked down a lamppost before pinning the victims against a fence, and witnesses had to physically lift the crashed vehicle off the entrapped pair. Miraculously, the senior and the toddler were “mostly unharmed” according to first responders.

When questioned, the driver claimed that he was forced to swerve in order to avoid an accident. However, police have already called this story into question – pointing out that the surveillance footage paints a very different picture. Witnesses also say that the driver attempted to flee on foot from the crash – not even bothering to help those trying to lift his car off the entrapped victims. He didn’t get very far, however, and bystanders were able to hold him in place until the authorities arrived. No charges have been announced. This may result in a no-fault claim filed against the negligent driver, and this claim may help cover these reportedly minor injuries.

Two Vehicles – Including a Beer Truck – Smash into Popeyes

 One day later, a beer truck and sedan crashed into a Popeyes Restaurant in Brooklyn, endangering dozens of patrons who were in the middle of eating dinner. The entire front of the restaurant was completely destroyed, and surveillance footage shows patrons desperately fleeing to safety. There was one confirmed injury, while many restaurant patrons reported feeling psychological shock after the incident. Needless to say, most people do not expect beer trucks to smash through storefronts after ordering their drinks.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation. If this had caused widespread injuries, the trucking company may have faced a very serious injury lawsuit.

 Key Takeaways 

  • New York is a no-fault state, which means proving negligence may not be necessary
  • A restaurant accident – like a storefront collision – may constitute premise liability
  • Pedestrians can sue through the no-fault system – even after hit-and-runs

 Find a Qualified Injury Attorney in Brooklyn 

If you have been searching for a qualified, experienced New York personal injury attorney, look no further than Cohan Law, PLLC. Over the years, we have helped numerous injured plaintiffs throughout the New York area. We know how serious storefront collisions and hit-and-runs can be, and we’re ready to guide you toward the compensation you need. To discuss your legal options in more detail, consider a consultation with us today.




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