The morning hours anywhere in the city are a hectic time to be on the roads, and anyone who commutes regularly understands that they will be sharing the roads with countless vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. This is true whether it’s a holiday or not. While it’s too early to know exactly what occurred yesterday morning, what is known is that something went extremely wrong just prior to a Brooklyn pedestrian accident that took the life of a man. Police are still investigating the situation in an attempt to decipher what led to the crash.
According to the authorities, this fatal Brooklyn pedestrian accident occurred yesterday morning at approximately 8:40 a.m. An unidentified man in his 20’s was attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Schenectady Avenue. At that point, a collision occurred with the driver of a van that had been moving in a westbound direction on the parkway. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital with critical injuries, but he was pronounced dead after he arrived.
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 Brooklyn pedestrian accident. We also hope that the police investigation sheds some light on what went wrong very soon. In addition, this crash 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
Clearly, much more information would be necessary before any fault could be assigned with regards to this fatal Brooklyn pedestrian accident. However, if it turns out that the driver was at fault for the crash, it could lead to the filing of a New York wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the man who was killed. Wrongful death claims that are successful can lead to awards of damages that compensate family members for the different forms of loss they incur.
If you have lost someone 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 many years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.