Cupcake Crash Injures 5 People

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

5 people were injured after a marked police car from the 113th precinct and a food delivery truck collided in a violent crash on a residential street in South Ozone Park. The accident made for some newspaper-like fodder with tabloids like the New York Post using the fact that it was a food delivery truck to concoct a sensationalized headline. The Post headline screamed that the crash sent “cupcakes everywhere.” But this collision was no joking matter.

Car crashes can often impact the victims and their families. They frequently are uncertain about what their rights are and how to move forward with their life. What should they do at the scene? What if there unable to return to work? Who pays for their medical bills? These questions, and others, are usually issues that victims and their loved ones confront after a serious crash. A quick review of this helpful link can help you answer some of these questions.

By all appearances it looked like a very serious accident. 2 police officers were among 5 people who were injured. The marked radio patrol car from the 113 sustained massive damage to the front of the vehicle. The damage was serious enough that the officers were unable to get out of the car on their own. First responders raced to the scene in an effort to assist those involved who were injured. They had to remove the roof of the police vehicle to extricate the injured officers.


The food delivery truck, from a Long Island based company, spiraled out-of-control after the initial impact and smashed into an unoccupied parked car. Snacks that were being transported in the food delivery truck, including cupcakes, spilled all over the quiet Queens Street. The injured people were all rushed by ambulance to Jamaica Hospital. Reportedly, the injuries are not life-threatening but that does not mean that this collision will not have a life altering impact on one or more of the victims.

Vehicle crashes can cause a myriad of injuries. Some of the injuries are catastrophic and others less traumatic. Crashes can cause injuries like death, paralysis, a traumatic brain injury, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, back and neck injuries, fractures, soft tissue injuries, burns and scars (You may be curious about the impact that crashes can have, if so, check out this link).

The crash accident lawyers at Block O’Toole & Murphy wish the victims in this crash the best of luck for a speedy and meaningful recovery. We appreciate how devastating a serious car crash can be. We have fiercely defended the rights of many crash victims in the past and our results speak for themselves.

If you or anyone you know and care about has been involved in a serious crash and you want to discuss your rights with a lawyer with a track record for success then you may do so by calling 212-736-5300.


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