65-Year-Old Pedestrian Died In Gravesend, Brooklyn Car Accident By West 1st Street and Avenue P
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (June 15, 2022) – A 65-year-old pedestrian has tragically died in a car accident by the intersection of West 1st Street and Avenue P.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 10:15 a.m. on Memorial Day. Two vehicles were involved in a collision and one of those vehicles struck a pedestrian.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The man was taken to the Maimonides Medical Center and later died due to his injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Brooklyn Pedestrian Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to StreetsBlog NYC, “Pedestrian deaths have been rising consistently; in 2011, there were 4,457 pedestrian deaths. By 2020, there were 6,516 — a 46-percent increase.” The vast majority of pedestrian accidents involved some amount of human error. There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a pedestrian collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
- Drunk driving
All drivers are supposed to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver hits a pedestrian due to their negligence, they can be held at fault through a civil claim. The family of any victim that died may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover many of the expenses that can come with the sudden loss of a loved one.
Investigating A Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian who died in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim’s family.
Do you need more information about a Brooklyn pedestrian accident. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held at fault. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.