Pedestrian Died In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Collision Near The Intersection of West 1st Street and Avenue P
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (June 6, 2022) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Brooklyn hit-and-run collision near 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. in Gravesend. Two vehicles were involved in a collision and one of those vehicles hit a pedestrian.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, he died due to the severity of his injuries.
Police are still searching for one of the drivers that fled the scene. A full investigation into the collision on West 1st Street remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
Far too many people are killed or seriously injured every year in accidents involving hit-and-run drivers. According to the AAA, “The current analysis found that both the rates of hit-and-run crashes and fatalities are increasing. There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a pedestrian accident.
- Nearly a third of all fatal pedestrian collisions involve an intoxicated driver.
- Drivers are more likely to lose control of their vehicle if they are speeding.
- Pedestrian collisions are more likely to happen during the early morning and late evening hours when visibility is reduced.
All drivers must use caution to avoid hitting pedestrians. A large portion of pedestrian collisions involve drivers that are speeding or not scanning the road ahead of them. If a driver hits a pedestrian after going past a yield sign without yielding, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. A driver that leaves the scene of an injury collision without yielding could also face criminal liability. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- An independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any victim that died in a hit-and-run collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is very important that evidence is properly preserved after any collision. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man who died in this collision on West 1st Street. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. The driver responsible for this crash should do the right thing and turn themselves in.
Do you need more information about a Brooklyn hit-and-run car accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and resources they are entitled to under the law. 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.