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Pedestrian Killed In Brooklyn Car Accident on Ashford Street

New York City Investigating East New York, Brooklyn Car Accident By Ashford Street and Linden Boulevard

Pedestrian Killed In Brooklyn Car Accident on Ashford Street

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (April 30, 2024) – A pedestrian has tragically died in an East New York, Brooklyn car accident between Ashford Street and Linden Boulevard.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 1:30 p.m. on Monday. A driver was traveling eastbound on Linden Boulevard when they struck a pedestrian.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, they later died due to their injuries.

Liability For New York City Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in collisions every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Nearly 8,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2021. That’s about one death every 66 minutes. One in six people who died in crashes in 2021 were pedestrians.” There are a number of measures that cities can take in order to prevent pedestrian accidents.

  • Cities should heavily enforce traffic infractions likely to lead to pedestrian collisions.
  • Cities should install pedestrian islands.
  • Cities should regularly inspect and maintain pedestrian infrastructure.

Every driver has a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. To that end, drivers must slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic. Most collisions tend to happen at intersections. Left turns can be particularly deadly for pedestrians. It is important for accident victims to understand that they do have rights. The family of any person who died in a collision may have legal recourse through a civil claim.

Investigating East New York Pedestrian Accidents

Have you or someone that you care about been impacted by an East New York pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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