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Two Pedestrians Killed In Brooklyn DUI Car Accident

New York City Police Officials Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving Suspected Drunk Driver

Two Pedestrians Killed In Brooklyn DUI Car Accident

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (March 20, 2024) – Two pedestrians have tragically died in a Brooklyn DUI car accident on Glenwood Road and East 105th Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place on Thursday. A driver struck both victims before fleeing.

That driver was later captured and charged with hit-and-run and DUI. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Brooklyn DUI Car Accidents

Thousands of people are injured or killed in hit-and-run collisions every year. According to the AAA Foundation, “In 2016, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes resulting in 2,049 fatalities. This is the highest annual number of hit-and-run fatalities or crashes recorded since NHTSA began compiling statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 1975.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a car accident.

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

The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. If a driver fails to slow down in order to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is important for accident victims to understand that they do have rights. The family of any person who died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.

Investigating New York City DUI Car Accident

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Brooklyn DUI car accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. 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.