Brooklyn, NY – Two Killed in Wrongway Collision on Belt Pkwy near Rockaway PkwyNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (April 11, 2023) – In the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 11, emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of a car crash in the Canarsie area of Brooklyn, New York. Two people reportedly lost their lives in the accident.
Sources report the wreck occurred on the Belt Parkway near Rockaway Parkway when three vehicles collided. One of them was traveling the wrong way on the road when they caused the crash.
Police requested EMS to help at the crash scene. Reports show that a vehicle was traveling east in a westbound lane when they collided head-on with another car. Additionally, the vehicle that caused the accident was identified as a black SUV with only three wheels and a missing passenger-side headlight.
The incident happened between the Rockaway Parkway exit and the Pennsylvania Avenue exit. One person was trapped inside one of the involved vehicles and required extrication by fire crews.
The black SUV that caused the accident fled the scene without stopping to render aid or wait for the police. Paramedics performed life-saving measures on two victims at the scene, however, after being transported to nearby hospitals for further care, both succumbed to their injuries and passed away.
The roadway was blocked for over five hours while emergency responders worked in the area. Local traffic was forced to find alternate routes for the time being.
At this time, no one involved has been identified to the public. Authorities in Brooklyn continue to investigate.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
New York Auto Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a report stating that the United States has seen an 11% increase in car accidents since 2015. Every year, over 6 million car crashes are reported in the country that injure more than 3 million people. Sadly, about 40,000 people are killed in these accidents per year. Driver negligence is the leading cause of car wrecks in the United States, causing 90-99% of all reported car crashes.
Negligent drivers are one of the leading causes of New York auto accidents that end in serious personal injury. Whether it’s a driver who is speeding, texting, or simply not following traffic laws, their blatant indifference toward others often leads to collisions that could have been avoided. Oftentimes, negligent drivers are forced to spend time in jail and pay steep fines related to their careless and/or reckless conduct.
As our country’s population keeps increasing, so does the amount of inexperienced, angry, careless, inattentive, and reckless drivers on our streets. Congested roadways are just one of the numerous factors attributed to the increased rate of auto collisions. Another common cause of negligently caused accidents is distraction, which has greatly increased since the rise of smartphones in the past decade.
When two or more motor vehicles crash into one another, there are often multiple victims that are badly injured, along with expensive property damage. In worst-case scenarios, injured crash victims end up losing their lives due to the severity of their injuries. If you have recently lost someone you love in a negligently caused accident, you should contact a wrongful death lawyer in Brooklyn as soon as you can to learn about how you can get help recovering.
The skilled car crash attorneys at Metro Law have fought hard on behalf of our injured clients to ensure their rights are defended after being injured in a preventable car crash. We can help you recover if you were injured in a car accident caused by driver negligence. You deserve all the help available to you during this trying time in your life, which is why our lawyers have made it a personal and professional duty to help injured accident victims get their lives back on track after their crashes. After a serious accident, call a Brooklyn car accident lawyer from Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.