Pedestrian Died In Crown Heights, Brooklyn Collision By The Intersection of Eastern Parkway and Schenectady Avenue
CROWN HEIGHTS, NEW YORK (April 27, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Crown Heights car accident by the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Schenectady Avenue.
New York City police are saying that the accident took place around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. A pedestrian was standing by the center median when they were struck by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, the 56-year-old pedestrian died due to the severe nature of their injuries.
A full investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Crown Heights Pedestrian Accidents
Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in New York City. According to the CDC, “More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020. That’s about one death every 75 minutes. One in six people who died in crashes in 2020 were pedestrians.” Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that dies in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim. It is important that all evidence is properly preserved after any collision.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian that died in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a collision? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and information that they need. 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.