Jarrod Little Died In East New York, Brooklyn Truck Accident Near The Intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Linden Boulevard
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (September 4, 2022) – A man from Brooklyn identified as Jarrod Little died in a truck accident while riding a bicycle by Pennsylvania Avenue and Linden Boulevard.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place on Tuesday afternoon on August 30th. Jarrod Little was riding an e-bike when he was hit by a truck making a right turn onto Pennsylvania Boulevard.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, Jarrod Little died due to the severity of his injuries.
The crash took place at a notoriously dangerous intersection where many people have been killed in collisions. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Brooklyn Truck Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in semi-truck accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), “A total of 4,014 people died in large truck crashes in 2020. Fifteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 68 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 16 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.” There are a number of factors that can make trucks particularly dangerous.
- Trucks have large blind spots that can obscure the presence of pedestrians.
- Trucks have a wide turning radius that makes side impact collisions more likely.
- Trucks can weigh 80,000 lbs and can take a long distance to come to a stop.
Truck drivers will typically need to get a commercial license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. If a truck driver fails to reduce their speed and hits a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim.
Depending on the facts of any case, a truck driver’s employer could be liable for a collision. In general, companies are liable for the wrongful acts of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. For example, a truck driver may have been making deliveries at the time of a crash. Victims of truck accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The family of any person that is killed in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the unexpected expenses that can come with the sudden loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, truck companies will work hard to deny responsibility for any collision. This is why it is so important that all evidence is preserved after any crash.
Investigating A Brooklyn Truck Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jarrod Little. 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.
Do you need more information about a Brooklyn truck accident? Our team of bicycle 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 more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.