Brooklyn, NY – Firetruck Accident at Ave U and E 4th St Intersection

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Brooklyn, NY (December 21, 2020) – Around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, December 21, a firetruck accident occurred in Brooklyn.

According to police, the accident took place at the intersection of Avenue U and East 4th Street when a firetruck ran into a building near the intersection. At the time, fire crews were responding to a structure fire in the area when it suddenly hit a passenger vehicle. The firetruck then went off the side of the road where it struck the building.

One civilian inside the passenger vehicle was injured and taken to the hospital. Five firefighters were hospitalized due to their injuries, though their conditions are not yet known.

Photographs taken at the scene showed the fire truck inside the store and a Mercedes with severe front-end and back damage.

The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for some time.

No further details have been released but the investigation continues.

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

Truck Accidents in New York 

Truck accidents are known for being incredibly catastrophic due to the fact that they involve some of the largest vehicles on our roads. In just one recent year, it was determined that approximately 121 people were killed as a result of truck accidents in New York, while many others were injured. Being injured in a truck accident can leave you with many questions due to the fact that these claims can be extremely complex. This is why you should have the help of a legal advocate on your side.

It is true that no amount of money can change the fact that you have been involved in a traumatic truck accident. However, with the help of a truck accident attorney on your side, you can ensure that your rights are being protected when you need it the most. Speaking with a New York truck accident attorney can ensure that you abide by all deadlines in your case, as well as gather the evidence that you need to move forward. You should always be prepared to handle a claim after a truck accident.

For years, our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have diligently stood by the sides of those injured in serious truck accidents. We understand how devastating an accident can be that was caused by another party. Our attorneys will help you obtain compensation for a variety of aspects such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please contact a truck accident attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 to find out what options are available for you.

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. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. have strived to build a solid reputation in the local business community throughout the decades. These posts are written to bring attention to the dangers related to serious accidents in our region and hope that everyone uses caution when operating a motor vehicle  The photos used in this post were not taken at the accident scene. The information in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.

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.