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Woman Killed In Flatbush, Brooklyn Dump Truck Accident

New York City Police Investigating Fatal Flatbush, Brooklyn Dump Truck Accident By The Intersection of Tilden Avenue and Bedford Avenue

Woman Killed In Flatbush, Brooklyn Dump Truck Accident

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (March 28, 2024) – A 58-year-old woman tragically died in a Flatbush, Brooklyn dump truck accident by Tilden Avenue and Bedford Avenue.

New York City police are saying that the collision took place around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. A woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a dump truck.

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

The driver of the dump truck fled the scene and is currently being sought by police.

Liability For Brooklyn Dump Truck Accidents

Dump trucks pose a number of unique hazards for pedestrians. They are much heavier than passenger vehicles. Even a low impact collision could be catastrophic. According to the Engineering News-Record, “Dump truck accidents severe enough that the vehicle had to be towed away rose 9%, hitting 8,206 in 2016, the latest year statistics are available.” There are many factors that could contribute to a dump truck accident.

  • Dump truck drivers are often asked to work long hours and may naturally become fatigued.
  • Dump trucks have large blind spots that can obscure the presence of pedestrians.
  • Dump trucks take much longer to stop than passenger vehicles.

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Dump truck drivers must get a specialized license and are expected to be particularly cautious. 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 dump truck driver fails to slow down to avoid a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries, including:

  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones

Liability for a dump truck collision could extend beyond any driver. The company that a dump truck driver worked for could be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful acts of their employees, insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. The family of any person who is killed in a pedestrian accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.

Investigating Flatbush Dump Truck Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman killed in this Flatbush dump truck accident. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the NYPD.

Do you need more information about a Flatbush dump truck accident? Our team of truck accident attorneys is here for you. We are committed to helping accident victims get the support that they are entitled to. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of assistance, we may be able to help. 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.