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Woman Killed In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Car Accident By Pennsylvania Avenue near Linden Boulevard

62-Year-Old Woman Died In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Collision Near the Intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Linden Boulevard

Woman Killed In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Car Accident By Pennsylvania Avenue near Linden Boulevard

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (March 9, 2022) – A woman has tragically died in a hit-and-run car accident near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Linden Boulevard.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place on Tuesday morning. A woman was crossing the street when she fell and was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, she died due to her injuries. Police have not offered a description of the vehicle that fled.

A full investigation into the crash on Pennsylvania Avenue remains ongoing.

Liability In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Collisions

Hit-and-run collisions are still far too common despite increased enforcement by police departments. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, ” There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” There are many factors that could potentially contribute to hit-and-run collisions including:

  • Poorly lit intersections
  • Speeding
  • Driver distraction
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drug use

It is illegal to flee the scene of any collision that results in bodily injury or death. All drivers must remain at the scene and exchange insurance information. When a driver fails to exercise due care and hits a pedestrian before fleeing, they can be held at fault through a criminal and civil claim.  There are a number of steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.

  • Fragments of the fleeing vehicle should be sought.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.

The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. Potential beneficiaries in a civil claim may include a victim’s spouse and children. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the specific facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Collision

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman killed in this crash. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police. The driver responsible for the crash should do the right thing and turn themselves in. It’s never too late to do the right thing.

Do you need more information about a Brooklyn hit-and-run collision? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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