Brooklyn, NY – Woman Critically Injured in Pedestrian Crash on E. 27th St near Avenue WNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (October 5, 2023) – A woman may lose her legs after a severe traffic collision occurred in Brooklyn on Thursday, October 5. Police say the incident occurred at around 3:50 p.m. near the corner of East 27th Street.
Responders went to the crash scene on East 27th Street near Avenue W after receiving reports of a woman who was struck by a vehicle after a white Mercedes and a delivery van were involved in a crash.
The two vehicles crashed in the area, causing the Mercedes to jump the curb and strike her. She was pinned against a brick wall due to the accident.
Paramedics rendered aid and took her to her hospital for treatment. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured woman at this time.
New York Pedestrian Crashes
Pedestrians usually suffer serious or even debilitating injuries when they become involved in traffic collisions. Every year, thousands are injured in collisions that take place throughout the nation. In the state of New York, the majority of pedestrian crashes happen at night, in urban areas, or at intersections.
It is vital to ensure that, if you are traveling as a pedestrian, you always keep an eye out for passenger cars, trucks, vans, and other vehicles. Sometimes, drivers may be distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, or otherwise negligent, and fail to take the time to look out for pedestrians. It is wise to always make eye contact with drivers when you are about to cross the road and make sure that they know you are there and about to enter the roadway. Failing to do so could result in severe injuries or even death.
Unfortunately, the majority of pedestrian crashes that happen in New York and across the United States are totally avoidable and caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Despite the best efforts made by pedestrians to keep themselves safe from harm, drivers fail to be mindful in the operation of their vehicles, and, end up causing severe accidents. Every year, over 5,000 pedestrians end up losing their lives in collisions, over half of which are caused by negligent drivers.
When you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian crash, it is vital to determine how it happened, especially if you suspect a negligent driver is to blame. A pedestrian crash attorney in Brooklyn can help you get the financial compensation you need and deserve at this difficult time. The sooner you contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Brooklyn the sooner you will be able to recover from your injuries and damages.
Call our reputable personal injury law firm in New York at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation. Our firm works on contingency, so you don’t have to pay us anything unless you are awarded financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Our main goal is to help you get your life back on track after it was derailed by the negligent actions of another driver. You deserve to be able to recover without having to worry about money.