People tend to understand that any time you are out and about in the city, you are taking on some form of risk with regards to sharing the roads with moving traffic. However, few if any people would ever foresee extreme danger while simply sitting in a bus stop waiting for a ride. Unfortunately, a woman who was doing just that over the weekend was hit and badly injured in a Brooklyn hit-and-run accident. The driver turned himself in to police several hours later and was arrested.
According to the authorities, this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident occurred on Sunday morning at approximately 5:15 a.m. An unidentified 59-year-old woman was sitting in the bus stop terminal on Montrose Avenue near Graham Avenue in Brooklyn. Suddenly, the driver of a livery cab lost control of his vehicle, jumped the curb and crashed into the bus stop. The woman was seriously injured and was rushed to a nearby hospital. The man initially fled the scene but later turned himself in and was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and reckless driving.
New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our thoughts and our support for the woman who was so badly injured in this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident. We also hope that the police investigation into this matter leads to a fast and fair result. In addition, this Brooklyn pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 15,000 of these crashes occur, leading to nearly as many injuries and to more than 300 fatalities.
New York Injury Attorneys
It seems possible that the driver involved in this Brooklyn hit-and-run crash could face criminal charges. He and perhaps his employer could also face a New York personal injury lawsuit if the injured woman decides to initiate such a filing. If she does and her case is successful, she could be awarded damages that compensate her for her medical costs, her lost income and her pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York injury attorneys who have been fighting for the rights of clients for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.