Driver May Have Tried To Flee After Deadly Flat Bush Car Accident Involving Tesla
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (June 9, 2023) – An elderly pedestrian sitting on a Flat Bush bench was killed in a car accident with an out-of-control Tesla along Avenue M.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday. A 17-year-old Tesla driver lost control before jumping the curb and hitting a pedestrian sitting on a bench.
The Tesla hit a traffic signal pole immediately prior to the collision. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.
Despite life-saving measures, he later died due to the severity of his injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Brooklyn Car Accidents
In 2017 alone nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in car accidents. Another 137,000 pedestrians were injured and were treated in emergency rooms. Most pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas, without intersections and at night. Elderly pedestrians and small children tend to be a the greatest risk of being involve in accidents. There are many factors that could potentially lead to an accident including:
- Alcohol use
- Driver distraction
- Driver fatigue
- Road conditions
Speeding, in particular, is one of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents. If a driver is operating their vehicle at an unsafe speed and hits a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one.
Investigating Tesla Car Accidents
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 authorities. This was a preventable collision that should not have taken place.
Do you need more information about a Tesla car 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 those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.