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Benjamin Berger Killed In Brooklyn Truck Accident By Flushing Avenue and Bedford Avenue

Benjamin Berger Died In Williamsburg, Brooklyn Box Truck Accident By The Intersection of Flushing Avenue and Bedford Avenue

Benjamin Berger Killed In Brooklyn Truck Accident By Flushing Avenue and Bedford Avenue

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (October 24, 2022) – A pedestrian identified as Benjamin Berger has tragically died in a Brooklyn truck accident by the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Bedford Avenue.

New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:34 a.m. on Tuesday. Benjamin Berger was crossing the intersection when he was hit by a box truck making a left turn.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Benjamin Berger sustained severe head and body trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

NYPD officers arrested the box truck driver for failing to yield and failing to use due care. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Brooklyn Truck Accidents

Driving a commercial truck is much more difficult than driving a passenger vehicle. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, “Elements that influence the occurrence of a crash may take place hours, days, or months before the crash. They include driver training and experience, vehicle design and manufacture, highway condition and traffic signaling, and weather conditions.” Fatigue, in particular, is one of the most common causes of truck accidents. There are a number of steps that truck drivers should take to help prevent accidents.

  • Truck drivers should plan their routes out ahead of time.
  • Truck drivers should be well rested before the start of their shift.
  • Truck drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.

Truck drivers will typically need to get a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, drivers must take measures to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. A large number of pedestrian collisions are due to drivers that fail to scan the road ahead of them. One of the things that makes commercial trucks particularly dangerous is that they have large blind spots that can obscure the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists.

If a truck driver was working at the time of a collision, it is possible that their employer could be liable for the crash. In general, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. However, truck companies will often try to avoid liability for crashes by hiring their drivers as “independent contractors.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any truck accident.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.

The family of any person that is killed in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one. Sadly, truck companies will often fight hard to deny responsibility for any collision. This is why it is so important that all evidence is properly preserved after a crash.

Investigating A Brooklyn Truck Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Benjamin Berger. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the NYPD. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about a Brooklyn truck accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free investigation into any accident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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