New York injury attorney reports: Second crash on 59th St. bridge injures 2

05/08/2011 // New York City, New York, USA // New York City Accident Lawyer // Jonathan C. Reiter

New York City, NY – (New York Injury Attorney News) On Wednesday, April 6, 2011, a vehicle slammed into a building near the Queensboro Bridge after its driver lost control, injuring the driver and his passenger, as reported by New York Daily News. The vehicle crashed into a nail salon at Crescent Street near Queens Plaza, making it the second crash of a similar nature within nine days, according to reports received by New York injury lawyer J.C. Reiter.

According to police, 39-year-old Alexander Palacio, was speeding in a Volkswagen just after 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning when he lost control of the vehicle as he came off the bridge. Queens Auto Accident Attorney J.C. Reiter reports that Palacio was taken to Bellevue Hospital with a partially amputated arm. His passenger was reported to be in critical condition, suffering from severe head trauma.

New York injury attorney J.C. Reiter recalls that on Monday, March 28, 2011, a driver of a car struck and killed a pedestrian also after losing control of the vehicle coming off the Queensboro Bridge. The driver, coincidentally also in a Volkswagen, was forced to have his arm partially amputated as well. Police have termed this incident as an accident, as stated by New York injury lawyer, J.C. Reiter.

Local motorists claim the current construction on the bridge is causing confusion amongst drivers, explaining that the two lanes merge into one near the exit. Motorist David Prashad told New York Daily News, “These people over here they come straight, they don’t stop. And you can’t come off the bridge. I’m coming off the bridge and you don’t see them, and they come merging onto you, and then ‘boom.’”

Pedestrians in the area say something needs to be done at the merge spot in order to maintain safety. Locals have reported fear and given suggestions such as erecting concrete barriers and adding a traffic light, according to New York injury lawyer, J.C. Reiter.

According to New York injury attorney J.C. Reiter, in 2009, 256 traffic-related fatalities occurred, an all time low, according to the Department of Transportation. The New York injury lawyer also highlights DOT reports that were released Monday, February 7, 2011, which state traffic-related deaths rose 5 percent to 269.

Leading New York injury lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter states if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car crash, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Located in the Empire State Building, with more than thirty years of experience litigating the multifaceted claims of vehicular accident victims and their families, contacting New York injury attorney Jonathan Reiter with regard to your particular personal injury or wrongful death case may help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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