A tragic taxi accident in Brooklyn late last month left the driver of a delivery truck dead. The accident occurred at the corner of Nostrand and Flushing Avenues when a green cab and a Daily News delivery vehicle collided. The truck was headed southbound on Nostrand Avenue, making a right turn onto Flushing when the taxi cab entered the intersection and struck the truck at high speed. The truck rolled over from the force of the blow, ejecting the driver.
The driver, identified as 24-year old Johnathan Long, was rushed to Woodhull Hospital by rescue crews but was pronounced dead on arrival. Both the passenger in the delivery truck and the taxi cab driver sustained injuries in the crash. The driver was treated and released at the scene while the passenger required hospitalization.
This taxi accident in New York is different than many because there is video evidence of the crash. Dash cam video from a vehicle parked down Nostrand Avenue captured the accident in real time. The video clearly shows the truck turning onto the avenue, slowing for a delivery, then continuing on. The truck makes a right turn under a yellow traffic light onto Flushing when it’s struck and lifted partially off the ground by the impact with the taxi.
This video could be used as evidence in a court of law against the taxi cab driver. A jury could find that the cab driver was at fault, and be ordered to pay financial restitution to Mr. Long’s surviving family members and the delivery truck’s passenger unpaid medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you’ve been involved in a taxi cab accident in New York that was the result of a driver’s carelessness or negligence, contact a New York City intersection accident lawyer immediately. Failure to do so could results in you forfeiting any legal rights you may have under New York law. Call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel for a free consultation at (800) 734-9338 or (212) 385-1122 to learn your rights.