Pedestrian Died In Brooklyn Collision Along 68th Street
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (February 1, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Brooklyn car accident along 68th Street and not far from Owls Head Park.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday. A pedestrian was crossing the road when they were hit by a driver going into reverse.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, the pedestrian died due to the severity of his injuries.
A full investigation into the 68th Street collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Brooklyn Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to reduce their speed in order to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a pedestrian collision.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any person that is killed in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help with many of the expenses that can come with the loss of a loved one. Sadly, though, drivers will often fight extremely hard to deny liability for 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 Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident
Do you need more information about a Brooklyn pedestrian accident on 68th Street? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You are always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.