Blinded by the Lights? NYC Bridges Gain Light Shows

When a driver is suddenly blinded by lights, the automobile can veer out of control and cause serious injury.  Common causes of a bright lights accident include oncoming headlines from another vehicle, as well as glaring sun light.

However, New York City is also known for its bright signs and billboards, which can cast a distracting glare.

Now a new bright light hazard is coming to the 5 Boroughs.

Gov. Cuomo announced in February 2017 that New York City’s bridges and tunnels will be outfitted with multicolor LED lighting.

The “New York Harbor Crossings Project” will light up the City’s bridges and tunnels with thousands of dramatic, multi-color blubs.

For those drivers who have been blinded by lights in the past, this announcement comes as New York’s newest safety hazard.

Gov. Cuomo excitedly explained the LED lighting will be controlled by computers that can program the coloring to honor holidays and special occasions.

In addition, light shows paired with loud music are expected to draw tourists from all over the world.

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Blinded by Lights Accident in Brooklyn

Common Types of Bright Light Accidents:

Automobile Accidents

● Falls

Obscured Vision

● Workplace Injury

● Construction Site Injury

Tourist Accidents

Common Bright Light Injuries:

Broken Bones

Head Injury

Organ Damage

Additional Injuries

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We represent accident & injury victims in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and throughout the NYC area.

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Blinded by the Lights

Drivers are warned to keep their eyes on the road while crossing these Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Bridges:

Henry Hudson Bridge

Bronx Whitestone Bridge

Throngs Neck Bridge

RFK Bridge

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Marie Parkway-Gil Hodges Bridge

Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge

George Washington Bridge (operated by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey)

Tappan Zee Bridge (operated by the NY Thruway Authority)


Tunnels to receive the lights include:

Queens Midtown Tunnel

High L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

About NYC Injury Attorneys

Michael Hurwitz, Esq. is the managing member of The Hurwitz Law Firm, PC, and is a personal injury attorney representing accident victims in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and throughout the New York City region.