Pedestrian Died In Brooklyn Heights Collision With Suspected Drunk Driver on Atlantic Avenue
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (April 22, 2023) – A female pedestrian has tragically died in a Brooklyn Heights collision with a suspected drunk driver on Atlantic Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:55 p.m. on Sunday. A 31-year-old woman was traveling at a high rate of speed in a BMW when it rear-ended another sedan.
Both vehicles veered to the right and struck an outdoor dining structure. A woman was hit by one of the vehicles. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Sadly, a female pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
Liability For Brooklyn Heights Pedestrian Collisions
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in collisions with drunk drivers. According to the NHTSA, “Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 45 minutes. In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths — a 14% increase from 2019.” There are many substances that could impair drivers besides alcohol.
- Prescription medications
- Sleep aides
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver is intoxicated and hits a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any pedestrian that is killed in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any incident.
Investigating A New York Pedestrian Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman that died in this Brooklyn Heights collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. This was a preventable tragedy that should not have taken place.
Do you need more information about a Brooklyn Heights pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here for you. 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.