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Brooklyn Garbage Truck Collision

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One person was killed and two others were injured when a car and a garbage truck collided in Brooklyn earlier this month (July, 2014).

The collision occurred near Utica Avenue and Avenue D around 1:35 a.m in Brooklyn, New York.

The 26-year-old driver of the car was rushed to Brookline Hospital, where he was in stable condition at last report. A second passenger, whose age and gender have not been released, was also hospitalized.

A second passenger, who was 22 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the garbage truck and a passenger were not seriously injured.

Authorities are still looking into the accident and have said charges may be filed if the circumstances indicate they are appropriate.

As New York City car accident attorneys who help clients from around the New York area, stories like this are all to familiar to us. However, we thought it was worth sharing with our readers because it is a sad, sobering reminder that disastrous car crashes can change people's lives in a mere instant.

If you're ever hurt in a car, truck, motorcycle accident or even as a pedestrian, you shouldn't just assume that you are a victim of unfortunate circumstance and there is nothing you can do about it. You should at least have a conversation with a personal injury attorney and learn whether you have any legal options.

If you're interested in speaking with a lawyer, please know that you are welcome to contact Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson at any time. We would be glad to review your case and see if there is anything we can to do help.

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