STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — SILIVE.com reported that a person was trapped in a vehicle after a crash in Prince’s Bay. The incident happened around 11:00 a.m. Police and Fire responded to the call for service on Hyland Avenue in the Prince’s Bay section of Staten Island. First responders removed the victim from the wreckage and transported that individual to a local hospital. The current medical condition of the injured person is not known at this point. Current information available from the New York City Police Department (NYPD) suggests that their accident reconstruction team is not performing an analysis of the accident.
Members of the Fire Department of New York, Emergency Medical Services, and New York City Police officers responded to Hyland Avenue in Prince’s Bay for a report of a motor vehicle accident. The call reporting the accident to 911 came in at 11:06 a.m. according to SILIVE.com. Also, according to the media outlet, radio calls between the first responders suggested that a person was trapped in a vehicle. Members of the Fire Department of New York City and Emergency Medical Services removed the trapped motorist and transported that person to Staten Island University Hospital for treatment. There was no information made available about the severity of the persons’ injuries.
SILIVE.com reported that calls by reporters to the NYPD concerning the severity of the accident revealed that the department’s accident reconstruction squad was not mobilized to investigate this crash. SILIVE.com reports that information is significant because the NYPD’s accident reconstruction squad gets activated only when there is an accident involving severe injuries or death.
What should you do if you are involved in an auto accident in New York City? The first action you should take is to make sure that you take care of yourself and the people around you. Check yourself for injuries first and then proceed to help others. Get away from the wreckage if possible. Next, make sure someone contacted the police, especially if someone is hurt. Also, you should seek medical attention for any injuries you might have suffered. Even if you are just sore or you believe the injuries to be minor and more of a nuisance, you should be evaluated if your health is worse than you think it to be. Make sure you document the scene of the crash to the best of your ability. Take photos of the cars, people involved, the scene of the accident, everything so that you can turn that information over to your New York City accident lawyer.
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