Brooklyn, NY – Eight Victims Injured in FDNY Bus Crash at S 5th St in Williamsburg

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Brooklyn, NY (June 18, 2021) – Ten people sustained injuries when an FDNY truck hit their vehicle on Friday afternoon, June 18, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Authorities say that an FDNY rescue unit was responding to a fire in Brooklyn when firefighters collided with a van full of people around 3:00 p.m. The accident occurred on South 5th Street and involved firefighters with Ladder 104, who were heading to a structural blaze, FDNY officials said.

Two firefighters and eight other victims in the van were taken to area medical centers via ambulance for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The events leading up to the crash are unknown, and identifying information about those involved has not been released.

The investigation into the collision is ongoing, and no citations or charges have been filed at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Serious Vehicle Accidents in Brooklyn

Hundreds of thousands of crash victims are killed during fatal car accidents that occur in New York annually, from pedestrian incidents to bus crashes and beyond. In one recent year, a publication reported that close to 300 vehicular fatalities took place. Furthermore, these collisions occur for multiple reasons, including distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, speeding, and many more. Furthermore, large bus and truck accidents caused by city vehicles are all too common throughout the five boroughs. If you sustained injuries or someone you love died in an accident that occurs as a result of the negligence of another party, it is imperative that you seek the counsel of an experienced New York personal injury attorney.

Sustaining long-term physical injuries or losing someone you love in a New York car accident might be one of the most difficult things that you have ever faced. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to a fatal collision that was caused by another party. This is especially true if a teenager was killed in one of these accidents. If you have lost someone close to you as a result of an accident, you should have an attorney on your side.

Our New York accident attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of victims and their families for years. Due to our extensive experience and background in these accidents, we understand how overwhelming the aftermath of a collision can be and the impact that it can have on every aspect of your life. If you have sustained injuries in an accident that’s occurred through no fault of your own or lost someone close to you, you may be eligible for fair, full compensation to cover a wide array of financial needs. No victim or family member should have to pay thousands out of pocket to cover expenses caused by the negligence of another party.

If you’ve sustained serious injuries in a New York accident or lost a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact our attorneys in Brooklyn, New York at 516-484-4010 today for more information. We are ready to help you in your time of need.

Notes: Our writers use secondary sources when creating these accident news posts. These sources include police and fire accident reports, news stories and newspaper stories, and first-hand accounts from eyewitnesses to the accidents. For that reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our staff at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. If you do find any information that is incorrect, contact our firm to have a correction made immediately. If you would prefer the post to be removed from our site, let us know and we will accommodate you as soon as possible. 

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About the Author
Steven Miller, Esq. is the founding member and Senior Partner in Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Miller’s extensive career as a trial attorney spans five decades. He tries cases for the catastrophically injured victims of construction site accidents, motor vehicle and premises accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Miller is a detail oriented, tenacious attorney committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients; he has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements.