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Pedestrian Killed In Brooklyn Car Accident By Foster Avenue and E 17th Street

Woman Killed In Brooklyn Collision Near The Intersection Of  Foster Avenue and E. 17th Street

Pedestrian Killed In Brooklyn Car Accident By Foster Avenue and E 17th Street

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (February 5, 2022) – A woman from Brooklyn has tragically died in a car accident  by the intersection of  Foster Avenue and E. 17th Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 6:55 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1. A woman was trying to cross the street when she was hit by a driver reportedly making an illegal U-turn by Foster Avenue.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the woman. She was taken to Kings County Hospital, but she was beyond medical aid. She died not long after being admitted.

New York City police officials have since charged the driver involved in the crash. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Brooklyn Pedestrian Accidents

Car accidents remain one of the leading cause of serious injury and death in the United States. According to one report from the Centers for Disease Control, “an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” Elderly pedestrians tend to be at a higher risk of being involved in pedestrian collisions. There are a number of steps that cities can take to help reduce the likelihood of pedestrian collisions.

  • City officials should study roadways and intersections with a history of collisions.
  • Police officers should heavily enforce traffic laws that are likely to result in pedestrian collisions.
  • Protected intersections can help put a physical barrier between cars and pedestrians.

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), drivers must take care to avoid pedestrians, bicyclist, and domestic animals that are in the road. When a driver fails to exercise due care and strikes a pedestrian, they can be held liable. There are many steps that should be taken after any pedestrian collision.

  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • An independent, thorough investigation should be conducted.

The family of any victim that died in a Brooklyn pedestrian accident may be able to seek aid through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover many of the unexpected expenses that often come with the sudden loss of a loved one. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim that died in this accident. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.

Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Brooklyn? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that steps are taken to prevent other tragedies. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information  about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.


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