One Dead, One Seriously Injured in Brooklyn Hit-and-Run Accident

People who are crossing the street anywhere in the city need to be wary of passing vehicles regardless of the time of day or the circumstances that are present when they cross.  The reason is that anyone in the area who makes a mistake could cause a disaster.  Tragically, something went terribly wrong this morning when a man was killed and a woman seriously injured in a Brooklyn pedestrian accident.  To make matters worse, the driver of the vehicle involved fled the scene, and police are still searching for the driver.

According to the authorities, this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident occurred this morning at approximately 5 a.m.  An unidentified 35-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were attempting to cross the street on Borinquen Place near Keap Street in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn.  As they did so, they were hit by the driver of a Chevrolet sedan.  The man was thrown into the other lane of traffic and was hit again.  He died at the scene.  The woman was severely injured and rushed to the hospital.  The vehicle was recovered but the driver has not yet been located.

New York Car 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 hit-and-run accident.  We also hope that the woman is able to survive her injuries and that the police will soon be able to locate the driver.  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 or when the driver involved in this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident is found, he or she will likely face serious criminal charges.  The driver could also face a New York wrongful death lawsuit and a New York personal injury lawsuit if the family of the driver who was killed and the woman who was injured file legal claims.  If they do and their cases are successful, the plaintiffs could be awarded damages that compensate them for their different forms of loss.

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.