One Person Died In Brooklyn, Sunset Park Car Accident Along The Gowanus Expressway
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (January 1, 2022) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Brooklyn, Sunset Park car accident on the Gowanus Expressway.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place on Saturday morning. A man was involved in a collision and then exited his vehicle.
That man was then hit by another car and pinned against his own car. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim.
Sadly, the man died due to the severity of his injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Brooklyn Car Accidents
Speed remains one of the most common 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 a number of other factors that could contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
- Poor road conditions
All drivers must maintain a reasonably safe distance with the vehicle ahead of them. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that rear-ends another vehicle in their own lane of traffic. The family of any person that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. 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 Brooklyn Car Accident
Do you need more information about a Sunset Park car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. 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 any type of support after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at 800-529-9997.