According to the authorities, this Brooklyn car accident occurred on Saturday morning at approximately 2 a.m. The 21-year-old male driver of an Acura was allegedly speeding in an eastbound direction on Avenue U when he blew through a red light at the intersection with East Fifth Street. As a result, he slammed into a Toyota sedan that was moving through that intersection. Both of the occupants of the Toyota were killed, as was the driver of the Acura. A passenger in the Acura was also critically injured.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of all of the people who were killed in this Brooklyn car accident. We hope that the ongoing police investigation ends quickly and leads to accurate results. 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 Accident Lawyers
Hopefully, the aftermath of this Brooklyn car accident will involve the family members of those who may have been wrongfully killed recovering compensation from the insurance company involved. If that does not happen, it could become necessary to file New York wrongful death lawsuits against the estate of the driver who was at fault. If such claims are filed and they’re successful, they could lead to awards of damages that compensate the families for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.