One Person Killed In Brooklyn Car Accident While Riding An Electric Scooter By Avenue L and 17th Street
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (October 16, 2022) – A man has died in a Brooklyn car accident while riding an electric scooter near Avenue L and 17th Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 2:00 p.m. on Friday. A 49-year-old man was riding an electric scooter when he was hit by a Mercedes-Benz.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. They were taken to the hospital with major injuries.
They were pronounced dead not long after being admitted. A full investigation into the crash on Avenue L remains ongoing.
Liability For Brooklyn Car Accidents
More and more people are being killed or seriously injured every year in scooter accidents. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “There were more than 190,000 emergency room (ED) visits due to all micromobility products from 2017 through 2020. ED visits had a steady 70% increase from 34,000 (2017), 44,000 (2018), 54,800 (2019) to 57,800 (2020).” There a number of factors that could contribute to a scooter accident.
- Driver distraction
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians and scooter riders. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral costs. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Brooklyn Car Accident
Do you need more information about a Brooklyn car accident on Avenue L? Our team of scooter 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.