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New York Car Accident Lawyer Adnan Munawar Weighs-in on Report of 3rd Fatal Accident at Same Queensboro Bridge Exit
Date:12/31/2013

(PRWEB) January 01, 2014

For the third time in less than three years, a fatal accident has occurred at a Queensboro Bridge exit that many are alleging to be notoriously dangerous, according to the The New York Times (3rd Death After Another Crash at Hazardous Queensboro Bridge Exit, December 11, 2013). Police reported that an off-duty police officer, Elisa Toro, 36, was the latest driver to die in a crash while coming off the Queensboro Bridge exit that lets cars off into Queens Plaza. Officer Toro was not wearing her seatbelt and was thrown from her vehicle, according to police. The exit had been altered in 2011 to allow for bike lanes and the widening of sidewalks and a park, and soon after a driver lost control coming off the ramp and killed a pedestrian.

The Department of Transportation noted that thousands of drivers exit the bridge safely at the crash site and highlighted several measures it has taken to warn drivers to take the exit slowly, including three warning signs telling drivers to go under 20 miles per hour, yellow and white reflectors, rumble strips, and an electronic sign. Still, many believe the exit is unnecessarily dangerous and needs to be re-investigated. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer issued a statement saying that the number of fatalities at the same location amounted to an “emergency” and demanded that the Transportation Department look into making it safer. Several lawsuits involving the crash site are pending against the city and the company that redesigned the roadway.

“Before commenting on the allegations that the exit ramp is unsafe, we would first like to extend our deepest condolences to Officer Toro’s family,” said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. “Officer Toro was
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