Nurse Dies in Car Accident on Way to Work


BROOKLYN, NY – A Brooklyn nurse died in a car accident last Sunday on her way to the ICU where she worked, Newsday reports.

Gresmor Blackman-Douglas, 58, worked on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, and had been present when the first coronavirus patient arrived at Borough Park’s Maimonides Medical Center. Family and coworkers remembered her for her dedication, compassion, and faith.

Blackman-Douglas was rushing to her shift at the hospital when she was involved in a single-vehicle accident on the Southern State Parkway in North Valley Stream. It is currently unclear what caused the accident.

Filing a Claim in a Single-Vehicle Accident

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 53% of the fatal car accidents that occurred in 2018 involved only one vehicle. And while in most cases the driver is assumed to be at-fault, that is not always the case. Mechanical defects, road-design defects, and other issues outside a driver’s ability to anticipate make up a small but not insignificant percentage of single-vehicle accidents.

Regardless of what caused the accident, drivers with collision insurance should be covered for the cost of repair or replacement of the affected vehicle. And drivers with Personal Injury Protection insurance should be covered for the cost of their medical treatment.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a single-vehicle accident and you suspect that someone else is to blame, an experienced New York car accident attorney can help you determine if you have a case. Contact Finz & Finz, P.C., today for a free consultation regarding your injury.

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