Brooklyn, NY – One Killed, Eight Injured in Collision with U-Haul at Bay Ridge Pkwy near Fifth AveNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (February 13, 2023) – One person lost their life, and at least eight other people, including a policeman, were injured in a traffic accident in Brooklyn on Monday morning, February 12.
At approximately 11:00 a.m., the individuals were struck by a U-Haul truck while they were walking on Bay Ridge Parkway near Fifth Avenue. The driver struck the pedestrians and then evaded authorities.
The driver was eventually stopped near the BQE at Hamilton Avenue and Columbia Street in Red Hook. One of the pedestrians was killed in the collision, and several others sustained injuries.
No one involved has been identified at this time. Police continue to investigate the details of the accident.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian collisions occur all too often in New York. Each year, hundreds of individuals are killed due to pedestrian accidents in New York. These collisions happen for many reasons. However, driver negligence is the most common cause. Drivers who are distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, and speeding risk their own lives and the lives of those whom they encounter on the road.
If someone is killed due to driver negligence, the surviving family of the decedent can collect financial compensation for the losses and damages they endure, including but not limited to the following:
- Medical costs
- Funeral costs
- Burial costs
- Emotional turmoil
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of consortium/advice
- Loss of guidance/childcare
It is never smart to depend on insurance companies to keep your best interests in mind. This is because they are mainly out to make a profit and nothing more. If you qualify for financial compensation in a wrongful death case, seeking the help of an experienced wrongful death lawyer is the best way to obtain that compensation.
Relieving the financial burdens caused by the untimely death of your family member may help you to focus better on healing from the major loss you may be faced with at this time.
After losing someone you love in a deadly crash, contact a wrongful death attorney in Brooklyn from Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you. We work hard to ensure that our clients are well taken care of in their time of need. We know how difficult situations like this can be, which is why we are here to help people like you make full financial recoveries so you can focus on your family and your own emotional and mental well-being.
Call us as soon as you can to learn more about your legal right toward financial compensation if you have wrongfully lost someone you love due to the negligent actions of another person.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you identify any false information in the story or want the post removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.