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Two Pedestrians Injured In Bensonhurst Car Accident

Elderly Driver Lost Control of His Vehicle Before Injuring Multiple Pedestrians In Brooklyn

Two Pedestrians Injured In Bensonhurst Car Accident

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (April 21, 2024) – Two pedestrians were seriously injured in a car accident after being struck by a vehicle in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. An elderly driver mistook the gas pedal for the brakes before hitting two pedestrians near 76th Street and 18th Avenue.

The driver jumped the curb before hitting both victims, one of whom was riding a scooter. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Brooklyn Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “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.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

Pedestrian collisions are much more likely to take place in urban settings and at intersections. Drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, no matter where they are. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian on the roadway, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person injured in a pedestrian collision may be able to seek aid through a civil claim.

Getting Legal Help After A Bensonhurst Pedestrian Accident

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bensonhurst pedestrian accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to. 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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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.