What’s the Problem?
At least 8 people in New York have been hit by cars since the Open Restaurants program, which allows restaurants to serve meals outside amid the coronavirus pandemic, began on June 22, 2020. The accidents occurred in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan.
In 2 of the incidents, property was damaged and several people were injured severely enough to require medical attention, according to the Wall Street Journal. In 2 other cases, property damage was reported but no injuries occurred.
Another accident occurred when a truck plowed through a bar’s outdoor dining area in Sunset Park, New York, injuring 3 people and causing significant property damage. The injured people were taken to a hospital for treatment, police said.
Many other similar accidents have been reported across the U.S. since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It doesn’t surprise me that there have been accidents,” said Beau Biller, a forensic engineer and accident reconstructionist at the consulting firm Cummings Scientific. “All of a sudden, there’s something in the roadway with no warning. That’s going to be a problem.”
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If you or a loved one was injured in an outdoor dining auto accident, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.