One Person Died, Multiple Injured In Bushwick, Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Car Accident Along Irving Avenue
BUSHWICK, NEW YORK (January 8, 2023) – One person has died and several other people were injured in a Bushwick, Brooklyn hit-and-run car accident.
New York City police officials are saying that the incident took place shortly after midnight on Monday. A Kia Sportage was involved in a collision with a Toyota Yaris.
The driver of the Kia fled the scene and is currently being sought by police. Paramedics were called in order to help all of the victims.
Sadly, one person died due to their injuries and several other people were hospitalized. A full investigation into the Bushwick collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bushwick Car Accidents
Speeding is one of the major causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “In 2020 there were an estimated 308,013 people injured (13% of total people injured) in speeding-related crashes. The number of speeding-related fatalities in 2020 increased by 17 percent from 2019, from 9,592 to 11,258.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to avoid collisions.
- Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy traffic.
- Drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
- Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
If a driver fails to slow down to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. When a driver flees the scene of an injury collision, they could also face criminal liability for their actions. The family of any person that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a claim. A personal injury attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Investigating Brooklyn Car Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bushwick car accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.