A 30-year-old food delivery worker, Daniel Vidal, died earlier this month while performing a delivery in Brooklyn. According to police, the delivery worker was driving his motorcycle on Morgan Avenue in East Williamsburg on Thursday, August 11, 2022, when his rear brakes locked. The motorcycle glided on the street, before hitting a curb and throwing him off. He might have survived the fall, but unfortunately, he was shortly thereafter run over by a truck making a left turn on Morgan Avenue. Paramedics rushed the motorcyclist to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck has not been identified or charged with any crimes yet.
During the pandemic, the demand for food deliveries skyrocketed as many people worked from home or limited their time outdoors. Delivery workers face many dangers in their work, including motor vehicle collisions and robberies. There is a growing list of delivery drivers who had died in motor vehicle collisions in the line of duty in Brooklyn since the pandemic began.
Every year, New Yorkers are killed in car accidents in the city. According to NYPD traffic data, in 2018, 70 car accidents resulted in fatalities within the City’s 5 boroughs. In 2019, that number was lower at 58. In 2020, even though the city was on lockdown for a large part of the year, we saw 90 car accidents that ended in fatalities. In 2021, that number increased to a shocking 254 motor vehicle collisions that ended with a person dead.
What To Do If You Or Your Loved One Is Injured In A Motor Vehicle Collision
The first – and most important – call you can make is to call 9-1-1. The operator will ask you for information regarding your accident and if you need medical attention. If you do, ask for an ambulance and when the police arrive, make sure they take a report.
If you are well enough, document everything at the scene of the accident. Take photographs and get witness names and contact information.
Follow the advice of hospital staff and doctors. Seek the treatment you need.
When you feel well enough to do so, it is time to contact a reputable personal injury lawyer.
The Grandelli Firm has been protecting the rights of accident victims and fighting for them and their families for three decades. The dedicated professionals at our office will assist you to navigate through the no-fault system to ensure that your medical bills get paid and that you receive the financial compensation you are entitled to. We will also pursue every avenue to obtain a recovery on your behalf from the negligent party. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation