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After a dramatic crash in Brooklyn on the night of March 30, a 2-year-old boy was in critical condition at a local hospital. The boy, his mother and 10 other bystanders were injured in a bizarre car accident in the New York borough. A car rode over the curb and destroyed a bus shelter, injuring several people, including the toddler.

According to family members, there is a distinct potential that even if the boy survives his injuries, he may wind up brain-dead. His mother, who owns a night club named after her son, has fared little better. She is described as being in a semi-coma. No further information is available regarding the condition of the other injured parties.

Police reports state the driver of the car indicated that her brakes failed when she reached the corner of Utica and Church. She subsequently went through the red light and over the curb, where her vehicle struck the shelter. The driver underwent a breathalyzer test on-site, which she passed. She has not been charged with an infraction by police at this time.

Sometimes, a car accident is not the fault of the vehicle’s driver, though further investigation is surely warranted. That inquiry may include a complete inquiry into the claimed malfunction of the braking system. If it is determined that the car’s manufacturer, those responsible for the car’s last maintenance or other parties were negligent in a manner that caused or contributed to this horrific crash, New York personal injury claims may be an appropriate remedy to deal with the rapidly escalating financial costs of the tragedy.

Source: The Epoch Times, “2 Year-old Boy Clings to Life After Brooklyn Accident,” Zachary Stieber, April 1, 2013