Limo Driver Arrested after Man Killed in Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident

People hire limousine services for many reasons, but mostly they’re hired because the passengers do not want to have to drive.  People who do hire limousine services will generally assume that the drivers of these vehicles will handle their jobs appropriately and that they will be sober.  Early reports indicate that police may believe that neither factor was present last night when a man was killed in a Brooklyn pedestrian accident that led to the arrest of the limo driver.

According to the authorities, this Brooklyn pedestrian accident occurred last night at approximately 6:50 p.m.  An unidentified man and two relatives were being led away from the limo they had just used at the intersection of Kings Highway and Bedford Avenue in Midwood when the limo driver mistakenly placed the vehicle in reverse.  He backed into the man and crushed him against another vehicle.  The man was killed and the driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and DUI.

New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics

First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed in this suspected Brooklyn DUI accident.  We also hope that the police investigation leads to a fast and accurate 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 people are injured and more than 300 people are killed in these occurrences.

New York Wrongful Death Lawyers

If the available information regarding this Brooklyn pedestrian accident is accurate, then the driver will face serious criminal charges.  He along with his employer could also face a New York wrongful death lawsuit if the family of the man who was killed decides to initiate such a filing.  If they do and their case is successful, the family could be awarded damages that compensate them for their losses.

If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for more than 40 years.  Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.