Many people in the city will go out for a run at different times of the day in order to stay fit and healthy. Some will choose to do so during the early morning hours so that they can avoid traffic and crowds of pedestrians. Unfortunately, when accidents happen at these times they can often lead to disaster. Tragically, that’s what occurred on Saturday morning when a jogger was killed in a Brooklyn hit-and-run accident. Police are still searching for the driver involved in the crash.
According to the authorities, this fatal Brooklyn hit-and-run accident occurred on Saturday morning at approximately 3:40 a.m. An unidentified 23-year-old man was out running. As he approached the corner of Foster Avenue and Nostrand Avenue, he was hit by the driver of an SUV. There were witnesses to the crash, and they stated that the vehicle suddenly hit the runner and then immediately fled the scene. There is some surveillance video from nearby businesses that is being reviewed, and police are still searching for the identity of the driver.
New York Pedestrian 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 hit-and-run accident. We hope that the driver involved in the crash is identified and located soon. 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 crashes.
New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
If or when the driver involved in this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident is identified, he or she will face serious criminal charges. The driver 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 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 families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.