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Pedestrian Killed In Brooklyn Car Accident By Ocean Parkway and Neptune Avenue

Pedestrian Died In Brooklyn Collision By The Intersection of Ocean Parkway and Neptune Avenue

Pedestrian Killed In Brooklyn Car Accident By Ocean Parkway and Neptune Avenue

BROOKLYN, CALIFORNIA (January 7, 2022) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a car accident near the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Neptune Avenue.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4th. A pedestrian was in the roadway when they were struck by a Chevrolet Impala.

The pedestrian was dragged several feet before the driver came to a stop. Despite life-saving measures, the man died at the Coney Island Hospital.

Police interviewed the driver of the Chevrolet Impala after the collision by Ocean Parkway and Neptune Avenue. He told police that he believed the pedestrian was a trash bag.

Liability In New York City Car Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. Elderly pedestrians and children are at the greatest risk of being involved in accidents. According to the Centers for Disease, “Pedestrians aged 65 and older accounted for 20% of all pedestrian deaths and an estimated 10% of all pedestrian injuries in 2017. One in every five children under the age of 15 killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians in 2017.” There are a number of common factors that could potentially contribute to a pedestrian accident including.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Intoxicated driving

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 steps to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclist’s and domestic animals in the roadway. The vast majority of pedestrian accidents can be avoided when drivers slow down and properly scan the road ahead of them. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any pedestrian collision.

  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • A pedestrian accident attorney should be consulted.

The family of any victim that died in a car accident can seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is extremely important that evidence is preserved after any collision. 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 City Car Accident

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

Do you need more information about an accident that took place by Ocean Parkway and Neptune Avenue? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and resources that they are owed. Whether you just have legal questions or need an independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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