Moped Rider Died In Williamsburg, Brooklyn Truck Accident on Grant Street
WILLIAMSBURG, NEW YORK (December 29, 2022) – A moped rider has tragically died in a Williamsburg, Brooklyn car accident with pickup truck on Grant Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 5:44 a.m. on Wednesday. A moped rider was traveling down the roadway on a street known to be dangerous.
The moped rider was then hit by a truck driver with a long history of speeding tickets. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Sadly, the moped rider died due to the severity of their injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Williamsburg Truck Accidents
Speeding remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2020, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” There are many other factors that could contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Poor road conditions
- Vehicle malfunctions
All drivers must use caution to avoid causing accidents. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to reduce their speed in order to avoid a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are many steps that should be taken after any collision.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
When a driver is negligent and causes a fatal collision, they can be held at fault through a civil claim. The family of any person that died in a pedestrian accident can seek some measure of justice 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. 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 New York Truck Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the moped rider killed in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victims family.
Do you need more information about a Williamsburg 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 help after a collision, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at 800-529-9997.