Manhattan, NY – Serious Car Crash Involving Officer on 5th Ave

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Manhattan, NY (November 29, 2020) – Around 1:20 a.m. on Sunday morning, November 29, a serious car crash took place in Manhattan.

According to the New York Police Department, the accident took place on Fifth Avenue in the area of Washington Square Park. An unidentified male driver was traveling on Fifth Avenue near the area of the Washington Square Arch when he lost control of his vehicle traveling at a high speed. His vehicle struck a police cruiser that was parked in the area.

Police confirmed that the cruiser was badly damaged as a result of the accident. The unidentified police officer inside received neck and back injuries. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The driver of the other vehicle was allegedly driving while intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was arrested and is expected to receive charges.

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Car Accidents in New York 

In one year’s time, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people are injured as a result of New York car accidents. As a result of these accidents, many people are sent to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. Many serious injuries result from these accidents including spinal cord injuries, broken bones, organ damage, paralysis, and more. Some of these injuries are so severe that victims will spend an extended amount of time in the hospital working on their physical recovery. Victims might also miss out on time at work and their favorite activities. As a result, you should have a skilled attorney on your side.

Being injured in a New York car accident can affect your life in many ways, sometimes leaving you to feel helpless and alone. The truth is, many of these accidents can be prevented but continue to happen every year due to the reckless acts of drivers who do not abide by the rules of the road. Having a personal injury attorney on your side can ensure that you will meet all the deadlines that are required of you, as well as guide you on what you can say when you start working with the insurance company on your claim. You should always seek immediate help when it comes to your injury claim.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those injured in serious car accidents throughout the state of New York. We will stand by your side to ensure that your rights are being protected and that you have the necessary resources to move forward in your time of need. We will walk the often-problematic path toward compensation with you during this challenging time. Please contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 for more information.

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.