Mary O’Brien Died In Brooklyn Collision With GMC Truck By E. 36th Street and Fillmore Avenue
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (January 13, 2022) – A Brooklyn woman identified as Mary O’Brien has tragically died more than a month after being seriously injured in a car accident by E. 36th Street and Fillmore Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place on December 3rd. Mary O’Brien was walking when she was hit by a GMC truck.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help her. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Despite extensive medical care, Mary O’Brien died from her injuries more than a month after the crash.
Thus far, the driver of the GMC truck has only been issued a summons for failure to yield.
Liability In Brooklyn Pedestrian Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to one report from the National Safety Council, “The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) estimates 7,668 pedestrians died in traffic or non-traffic incidents in 2019. Non-traffic incidents occur on non-traffic ways such as driveways, parking lots, or other private property.” There are a number of steps that can be taken in order to reduce pedestrian collisions.
- Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
- Drivers must yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before turning.
Every driver has a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. When a driver fails to yield to pedestrians and hits them they can be held accountable through a civil claim. If a pickup truck driver was working at the time of a collision, the company that they were working for could be held at fault as well. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
- Organ damage
The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian accident may be able to hold the negligent driver accountable through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover some of the expenses that often coincide with the sudden loss of a loved one. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. It is important to act within the statute of limitations after any accident.
Investigating A Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mary O’Brien. Any person that may have more information about the collision should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability and justice for the sake of the family who have lost so much. It is our sincere hope that city officials will examine this intersection and implement measures to prevent additional tragedies like this.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Brooklyn. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to get you the information and resources that you are owed. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held responsible for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can contact us anytime at 800-529-9997.