Brooklyn, NY (October 19, 2020) – A woman was critically injured after being involved in a pedestrian accident in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn early Monday morning. Just after 6 a.m., on October 19, the New York Police Department responded to the site of a crash on DeKalb Avenue.
According to reports from local news sources, a 72-year-old woman was walking on DeKalb Avenue when she was struck by a sedan at the intersection with Clinton Avenue. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and called for medical assistance immediately after.
The driver was not injured in this accident. However, the pedestrian sustained critical injuries. The victim was stabilized at the scene and transported to an area hospital for treatment. The police and firefighters closed off the intersection for several hours as they initiated investigations into the accident. At this time, investigations are ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the woman injured in this accident. We hope for her full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Each year, pedestrian accidents throughout the state of New York claim the lives of more than 150 people in the New York City area. Thousands of other victims are left with serious and debilitating injuries. Far too many people aren’t prepared to deal with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accidents. Pedestrians, in particular, are at an increased risk of suffering life-threatening injuries. The fact that they do not have steel cages to protect them means they are more likely to be left with broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and severe trauma.
Victims harmed in pedestrian accidents are often forced to undergo extensive medical treatment for their injuries. Although the medical industry has made numerous advances over the past decade, there is no guarantee that victims will be able to fully recover from their injuries. In fact, thousands of people are left permanently disabled as a result of their injuries. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that you contact a pedestrian accident attorney in New York as soon as possible. When victims are harmed as a result of the negligence of other motorists, they may be entitled to compensation for medical treatment, lost earnings, and a variety of other financial burdens they face moving forward.
For over 40-years, New York personal injury attorneys at Miller, Montiel, & Strano, P.C. have fought diligently to protect the legal rights of accident victims throughout Long Island and New York City. Our team provides aggressive and responsive legal representation to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to get the justice they deserve while holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. We remain committed to helping victims protect their best interests in the aftermath of personal injury accidents to ensure they have the financial resources and peace of mind necessary to reach their goals throughout their recoveries. If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another motorist’s actions, contact our New York personal injury attorneys at (516) 945-9033 to see what legal options are available for you.
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