Park Slope, NY – Pedestrian Critically Injured on 15th St near 7th AveNY/NJ Legal News
Park Slope, NY (November 3, 2022) – A pedestrian sustained critical injuries when they were hit by a vehicle in Park Slope. Police reported that the 50-year-old victim was attempting to cross an intersection when they were hit by a Ford van.
Reports from officials show that the accident occurred at the intersection of 15th Street and Seventh Avenue. The victim was promptly transported to Methodist Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
Traffic was delayed in the area while officials worked to secure the crash site. Few details are currently available concerning the wreck at this time.
The driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with the police. No one involved has been identified. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
When pedestrians become involved in traffic accidents with vehicles, they almost always sustain serious injuries. This is obviously because pedestrians travel with little to no protection against the weight and size of large, fast-moving vehicles. An individual who is struck by a vehicle usually sustains injuries from three distinct points of a vehicle:
These impacts can cause severe or even deadly injuries, some of which include:
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken bones
- Emotional turmoil
Oftentimes, pedestrians suffer musculoskeletal injuries to their lower extremities when they are involved in auto accidents. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian crash, you should contact a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as you can. A lawyer can help you learn more about your ability to collect financial compensation.
Financial compensation may be awarded to you if you were hurt by a negligent driver. Negligent drivers cause over 90% of the auto collisions reported in the United States. Drivers who are distracted, intoxicated or fatigued often cause wrecks that end in serious injuries for those involved.
Contact a Park Slope pedestrian injury lawyer at (800) 469-6476 immediately after a pedestrian crash to schedule a free consultation. At Metro Law, our lawyers are thorough in their efforts to ensure the rights of injured victims are protected and exercised so they’re able to get their lives back on track. Call us when you can to learn more about your legal right toward financial compensation.
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 but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as 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.