People who drive in Brooklyn or anywhere else in the city should understand that people on all types of vehicles and on foot can be and often are present in any place and at any time of day. In addition, when New York car accidents occur, those who were involved in them are required to remain on the scene so that the police can handle the aftermath. Unfortunately, it seems that neither happened last week when a skateboarder was hit by two vehicles and critically injured in a Brooklyn hit-and-run accident. Both vehicles involved fled the scene.
According to the authorities, this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident occurred on Wednesday morning at just after 2:30 a.ma. An unidentified 25-year-old man was riding his skateboard on Eastern Parkway near Rockaway Avenue when he was hit by two separate vehicles in almost immediate succession. The man was thrown from his skateboard and was critically injured. Both drivers involved fled the scene and the police are still looking for witnesses or any other information that could help them identify those motorists.
New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our sincere hope that the unidentified man who was critically injured in this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident is able to survive his injuries. In addition, we hope that those who were involved in this crash are soon identified and apprehended. 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 Serious Injury Lawyers
It seems possible that the drivers involved in this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident will face serious criminal charges if or when they are identified. In addition, they could face a New York personal injury lawsuit if the injured man decides to initiate such a filing. If he does and his case is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates him for his medical costs, his lost income and his pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York serious injury lawyers 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.