Pedestrian Loading U-Haul Seriously Injured In Brooklyn Car Accident Along Ocean Avenue
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (October 21, 2022) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a Brooklyn hit-and-run car accident while unloading U-Haul on Ocean Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. A pedestrian was unloading a U-Haul when they were hit and pinned by a Mercedes-Benz.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the pedestrian. They were taken to the hospital with serious leg injuries.
The driver of the Mercedes-Benz fled the scene on foot. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Brooklyn Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020. That’s about one death every 75 minutes.” There are many factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. we care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.