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Woman Killed In Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Truck Accident

83-Year-Old Pedestrian Died After Being Hit By Truck Making Right Turn Onto Bond Street

Woman Killed In Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Truck Accident

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (June 27, 2024) – A woman has tragically died in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, after she was hit by a truck making a right turn onto Bond Street.

New York City officials are saying that the accident took place on Wednesday. An 83-year-old woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a truck making a right turn.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, she later died due to her injuries.

A full investigation into the Cobble Hill truck accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Brooklyn Truck Accidents

Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in truck accidents every year in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, “In 2022, 5,837 large trucks were involved in a fatal crash, an 1.8% increase from 2021 and a 49% increase in the last 10 years. The involvement rate per 100 million large-truck miles traveled is up 3% from 2021, and up 24% in the last 10 years.” There are a number of common causes of truck accidents.

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

All truck drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. 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 that certain steps be taken after any truck accident.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

Most pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. Drivers may be distracted or fail to notice their blind spots. It is important that accident victims understand that they do have rights. In particular, the family members of any person killed in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Cobble Hill Truck Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who died in this truck accident. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. This was a preventable tragedy that should not have taken place.

Do you need more information about a Cobble Hill truck accident? 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 those rights are being protected. 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

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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.