New York City is home to over 8 million people with over 50 million more visiting the area year round. In such a congested area, the possibility of a car accident is inevitable. You have everyone from the restless businessman that takes pride in beating the red light, to the lost tourist who can’t drive 100 feet without slamming his brakes. The city is an amazing place to visit, but a harrowing place to drive through. It is often suggested to catch a cab, or take the subway when traveling in the city. For those of you who decide to drive in the city, good luck avoiding an accident or being inconvenienced by one. Here is a list of some of the most common accidents in New York City.
Bumper-to-bumper traffic is more of an every hour issue than a rush hour issue here. When traveling so close to a vehicle, all it takes is for you to look down at your phone for one second too long to end up glued to the car in front of you. As mentioned before, New York City is no stranger to tourists and many of these tourists have never parallel parked in their life. Let’s just say, this may lead to many dented bumpers outside of Starbucks.
Side-swipes are one of the more common accidents in the busy city. While pulling into a parallel parking space can be a daunting task, pulling out of one can be equally bothersome. With vehicles passing quickly as pedestrians try to squeeze through traffic, you may find yourself pulling out at the wrong time and being scraped by the city bus blazing down the road.
Pedestrians own the road if you ask them, especially pedestrians in the city. They do not mind stepping out into traffic as soon as that light turn red, whether you are prepared for it or not. You rushing to beat the light combined with an overanxious pedestrian is a recipe for disaster.
This may be one of the worst accidents to get into because you have absolutely no clue who damaged your car. One minute you’re enjoying a night on the town, the next minute you’re wondering if that scratch was always there. A hit-and-run accident can leave you stressed and unaware of what to do next.
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