When people drive at high rates of speed, they are only inviting danger for themselves and for anyone who could be affected by their driving. That’s because the presence of high speeds reduces if not eliminates the margin of error present and when a crash occurs with high speeds involved disaster is often the result. Tragically, police suspect that high speeds were a factor that led to the death of a man in a head-on Brooklyn car accident over the weekend. The other driver survived but was arrested after the crash.
According to the authorities, this head-on Brooklyn car accident occurred on Saturday night at approximately 11:45 p.m. A 23-year-old man was driving his Ford van in a northbound direction on Ocean Parkway in Sheepshead Bay. As he neared Avenue X, he was suddenly hit head-on by the 26-year-old driver of a BMW who, after allegedly traveling at a rate of up to 90 miles per hour, lost control of his vehicle and crossed into oncoming traffic. The driver of the van was killed instantly and the other driver and his passenger were seriously injured.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young man who was killed in this Brooklyn car accident. We hope that his family is somehow able to overcome what must be an extreme amount of grief. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York car accidents. Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
If the available facts regarding this situation are accurate and the driver of the BMW was at fault for this Brooklyn car accident, then it seems possible that the family of the man who was killed could file a New York wrongful death lawsuit against that driver. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s 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.