People who drive in the city tend to understand that pedestrians are a regular and in many cases constant variable to deal with when behind the wheel of a vehicle. People who drive in the city for a living should understand that reality better than most. Unfortunately, some sort of lack of awareness may have been involved with a Brooklyn hit-and-run accident that occurred yesterday that took the life of a man. The driver of the cab kept going after the collision, and police are tracking down leads regarding the identity of the driver.
According to the authorities, this fatal Brooklyn hit-and-run accident occurred yesterday afternoon at approximately 3 p.m. An unidentified man was attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Highland Boulevard and Vermont Place when he was hit by the driver of a livery cab. Witnesses were able to identify a car service logo on the vehicle, and police are still searching for the driver involved. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the unidentified man who was killed in this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident. We also hope that the police are soon able to identify and locate the driver involved in this crash. 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 Wrongful Death Lawyers
If or when the driver involved in this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident is identified, he or she could face serious criminal charges. The driver and perhaps the car service could also face a New York wrongful death lawsuit if the family of the man who was killed decides to take such a step. 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 wrongful death 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.