Brooklyn, NY – Fatal Bicycle Accident at Rogers Ave & Clarkson AveNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (October 4, 2023) – A fatal pedestrian accident took the life of one person in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn on the morning of October 4. Responders went to the scene at approximately 10:13 a.m.
Reports from authorities show the collision took place on Rogers Avenue near Clarkson Avenue. A small truck reportedly struck a pedestrian in the vicinity of a school.
The victim was identified as a 56-year-old bicyclist whose name has not been reported at this time. The truck driver stayed at the scene in order to cooperate with police and aid in the investigation.
Police in Brooklyn continue to investigate.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
New York Pedestrian Crashes
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian collision in New York, you are most likely going through one of the most difficult times of your life. It is never easy to lose a family member in a collision, especially if you know their death was preventable. If you believe that your loved one’s accident may have been caused by a negligent driver, you may be eligible to collect compensation for your losses and damages.
Unfortunately, the majority of the traffic collisions that take place in New York and throughout the United States are caused by negligent driving. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association found that over 93% of reported traffic crashes can be attributed to negligent driving. Negligent driving is displayed when drivers are distracted, intoxicated, overtired, or speeding. For example, more than 400,000 auto accidents happen per year due to the actions of distracted drivers. Additionally, more than 100,000 crashes occur because of drivers who are fatigued while behind the wheel.
Throughout the United States, over 5,000 pedestrians are killed per year in traffic accidents. The majority of these involve negligent drivers. Pedestrian crashes occur frequently in New York. Yearly, around 15,000 individuals suffer injuries in these wrecks. Around 3,000 people who are hurt in these accidents will end up in the hospital. Around 10% of all reported auto collisions in the Empire State involve a pedestrian. Additionally, in 2021, more than 8,000 pedestrian crashes happened in the state, about 7,200 of which caused injuries and more than 100 of which that were fatal.
Our wrongful death lawyers in Brooklyn at Metro Law are available around the clock to help grieving families by answering any/all questions they may have concerning their legal options. After enduring the unexpected loss of someone you love, you may be wondering how you can recover compensation and justice in the aftermath of their accident.
We strive to make sure your legal rights are fully protected after you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a negligently caused accident. If your loved one has recently lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our law office at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal action available for you.