On October 22, the driver of a box rental truck slammed his truck into seven cars and tried to flee the scene. He ended up climbing into a fire truck and fighting with fire fighters.
According to the New York Post , the driver was near Times Square between 42nd and 44th streets when he crashed into the seven vehicles. He exited his bashed up truck and began ranting that someone was chasing him, according to one eyewitness who watched the incident unravel from Landowne Road bar across the street. A driver in a black Mercedes Benz pulled up and accused the truck driver of hitting his and other vehicles. The witness grabbed the crazed truck driver in the middle of the street to keep him from running and prevent him from fighting with the Mercedes owner. Firemen soon arrived to help keep the two apart. They took over and the truck driver began fighting with them, got loose and tried to climb into the front seat of their fire truck where he got into an altercation with the fire truck driver.
Nine people were injured and went to the hospital, which included the fire truck driver. The truck driver was held for observation at Bellevue Hospital, according to officials. Officials suspected the truck driver was on drugs.
In May of 2017 an even more disastrous incident occurred at Times Square when Navy veteran, Richard Rojas drove his car down the sidewalk on Seventh Avenue and injured 22 people and killed an 18-year-old girl. Rojas was apparently high on synthetic marijuana called K2.
Unlike the recent incident where the driver ran into vehicles, Rojas crashed into pedestrians.
When someone else is responsible for causing your injuries or a death in the family, consult with a lawyer to understand your legal rights. In many instances, grounds exist for pursuing compensation to offset medical and other accident related expenses.