New York pedestrian accidents occur at an alarming rate, and given all that could be going on at any given time in the city, the aftermath of these crashes can be extremely chaotic. However, that does not alleviate the duty of those who are involved in these crashes to remain on the scene so that the police and rescue workers can do their job. Tragically, one person involved in a crash late last week attempted to flee the scene of a Brooklyn pedestrian accident in which one person was killed and three others were injured.
According to the authorities, this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident occurred on Wednesday night when two vans were allegedly racing in the streets. The vans were moving up Flatbush Avenue, and as they neared the intersection with Hawthorne Street an unidentified man attempted to cross the road. He was hit by one of the vans and was thrown into the path of a sedan that was coming in the opposite direction. He was dragged for about a block and he did not survive the crash. The driver of the van attempted to flee the scene, but he was apprehended a short time later.
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 pedestrian accident. We hope that the police investigation leads to a fast and a fair result. 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
It seems possible that the driver who was arrested after this Brooklyn pedestrian accident could face serious criminal charges. He could also face a New York wrongful death lawsuit if the family of the man who was killed decides to initiate such a filing. If they do and their case is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for the different forms of loss that they have and will incur.
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 many years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.