Brooklyn, NY – Aracely Courtenay Killed in Pedestrian Accident on E 21st St near Ditmas AveNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (February 21, 2023) – A woman lost her life in a fatal pedestrian accident on Saturday, February 18, in Flatbush. Aracely Courtenay, age 50, tripped in the street and was fatally struck by an SUV.
Reports show she was trying to cross East 21st Street just before 7:00 p.m. when she was hit by a Toyota Highlander that was headed north on East 21st street. The vehicle was making a right turn onto Ditmas Avenue at the time.
The driver of the Toyota, identified as a 58-year-old man, stayed at the crash scene and cooperated with police, who are still investigating the details of the collision.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Aracely Courtenay at this time.
No other information is currently available to report.
New York Auto Collisions
Even with a long list of safety regulations and rules used to keep pedestrians as safe as possible, they continue to be injured and killed at an alarming rate. These collisions usually have tragic and devastating impacts on families. Some common injuries that can result from a pedestrian crash include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
Our pedestrian accident attorneys are aware of the numerous problems that may come with being injured in a pedestrian accident. That is why we work hard to help our injured clients in the aftermath of their accidents.
More often than not, pedestrian collisions are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Driver negligence is displayed in countless ways, but some of the most common include distraction, intoxication, fatigue, and speeding. In one recent year, approximately 11,000 people died due to car crashes caused by speeding, or about 30 people per day.
Speaking with a lawyer after your crash is wise if you know you were not at fault. You are most likely eligible to collect financial compensation for any damages related to your accident. Medical bills, vehicle repairs, wage loss, pain, suffering, emotional turmoil, and more are eligible for financial compensation when you work with a lawyer.
Working with a skilled pedestrian crash lawyer can help you move on from the aftermath of a severe pedestrian crash. If the worst has happened, and you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian collision, a wrongful death lawyer in Brooklyn can help you file a wrongful death claim for compensation. Our lawyers at Metro Law have more than four decades of experience helping thousands of people to get the justice and compensation they are entitled to after wrongfully losing a loved one.
Our pedestrian crash lawyers work diligently to ensure that families are able to exercise their legal rights so they can get the compensation they deserve after such a devastating experience.
The lawyers at Metro Law are available 24/7 to help victims and their families by answering questions about their legal options, the outcomes of their cases, how much compensation they can expect, and more. Call the law office of Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to learn more about how you can move forward with the help of an attorney after your crash.