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Diego Andrade Killed In Brooklyn Garbage Truck Accident By East 14th Street and Kings Highway

Diego Andrade Died In Brooklyn Garbage Truck Collision Near The Intersection of 14th Street and Kings Highway

Diego Andrade Killed In Brooklyn Garbage Truck Accident By East 14th Street and Kings Highway

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (January 14, 2022) – A man identified as Diego Andrade has tragically died in a Brooklyn garbage truck accident by 14th Street and Kings Highway.

New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 10:00 p.m. on Thursday. Diego Andrade was struck by a garbage truck at the intersection as he was crossing the street.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, Diego Andrade died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the garbage truck remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

Liability For Brooklyn Garbage Truck Accidents

Private garbage trucks tend to have a much worse safety record than their public counterparts. According to one report by the New York Times, there were 43 fatal private garbage truck accidents in New York over a 7 year period. During that same period, city owned garbage trucks were only involved in one fatal collision. There are a number of steps that garbage truck drivers should take to avoid hitting pedestrians.

  • Garbage truck drivers should check their blind spots before turning.
  • Garbage truck drivers should slow down during periods of reduced visibility.
  • Garbage truck drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.

Garbage truck drivers must do everything in their power to avoid causing accidents. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. If a garbage truck driver went past a yield sign without yielding prior to an accident, this may be considered prima facie evidence of their failure to yield. There are many steps that should be taken after any garbage truck accident.

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

The family of any person that is injured due to the negligence of a garbage truck driver may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, it is common for garbage collection companies to deny liability for any pedestrian accident. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Brooklyn Garbage Truck Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Eric Salitsky. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim’s family.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of another driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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 any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.


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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.