Brooklyn, NY – Pedestrian Injured in Crash on 86th St near 5th AveNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (November 8, 2023) – An emergency call was made to police in Brooklyn on the evening of Thursday, November 8, concerning a pedestrian crash with injuries.
A 911 caller reported an incident at 86th Street and 5th Avenue. A white Jeep reportedly struck a police car, three vehicles, and a pedestrian. Authorities say the vehicle struck a pedestrian and the other vehicles intentionally.
The intersection was closed for an extended period of time on Thursday evening while emergency responders worked in the area in an effort to help the injured victim and investigate.
Currently, the victim has not been identified. Paramedics rendered aid at the scene and transported the injured pedestrian to the hospital for further care.
The suspect’s vehicle was extensively damaged, sources said.
Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
Nothing further has been reported at this time.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians, unfortunately, sustain injuries in traffic accidents all the time. Often, they suffer injuries that can be extremely painful and even debilitating, keeping them from living their lives or going to work. This can be extremely problematic, stressful, and depressing for injured victims as well as their loved ones. The only thing worse than being seriously hurt in a crash is losing someone you love. Sadly, in the United States, approximately 5,000 people lose their lives per year in pedestrian accidents.
When you travel as a pedestrian, whether you are riding a bike, walking, or riding a scooter, it is extremely important to pay close attention to your surroundings and make sure you keep an eye out for vehicles of all kinds. Additionally, wearing light/reflective clothing at night is a smart move. Drivers should make sure to keep their eyes peeled for pedestrians of all sorts, as well, so as to not become involved in an accident. Also, motorists and pedestrians alike need to stay aware, alert, awake, and sober at all times in order to avoid accidents from occurring and to keep the roadways as safe as possible for everyone.
Unfortunately, most pedestrian wrecks that happen in the state of New York and across the United States are completely preventable. More than half of the reported pedestrian crashes in the United States are caused by drivers who are negligent while operating their vehicles. Some of the most common forms of driver negligence displayed among American drivers include:
These types of negligence all have one thing in common: they all start with making a choice to operate a vehicle irresponsibly. Decisions of this nature are dangerous and selfish and could cost someone their life.
When you or a loved one have been hurt in a pedestrian crash caused by a negligent driver, you may find yourself stuck recovering in the hospital at home where you are unable to go back to work or spend time with your loved ones. You may be unable to make ends meet financially, which can be extremely stressful, especially if you are the breadwinner of your family. A pedestrian crash lawyer in Brooklyn can help you file a personal injury claim for financial compensation so you can get the funds you need to cover all of the costs that may be stemming from your accident.
At Metro Law, we have been working for over four decades to help crash victims and their loved ones recover in every way possible, including physically, emotionally, and financially. We will make sure you are able to get through the difficult aftermath of your accident as quickly and easily as possible while we negotiate a full and fair settlement from the insurance company for you.
Contact our law firm at (800) 469-6476 as soon as you can to learn about how we may be able to help you move forward during this trying time.