Brooklyn, NY (November 15, 2020) – Police confirmed that a woman was injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Brooklyn.
The accident took place at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Putnam Avenue when a 50-year-old identified as Omme Farhana was crossing the street. The crosswalk read “walk” when she started to head across the roadway with her uncle. She was walking home with him from her job at a restaurant.
Police confirmed that a vehicle did not stop at the crosswalk and breezed through, striking Farhana and her uncle. Her uncle was able to get up but she was badly injured as a result. The vehicle carried her down the block where she was then thrown onto the sidewalk.
Before the responsible driver fled the scene, they swerved and struck both a pole and a gate. The driver and three other men got out of the vehicle and started to run from the scene of the accident. Police believe that the driver may have stolen the car and they have not yet found the men who fled the scene.
Farhana is still in the hospital and will receive multiple surgeries due to severe trauma.
The investigation into the accident is currently ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are killed and thousands are injured in New York pedestrian accidents due to the recklessness of others. Pedestrian-related accidents occur in the blink of an eye and leave victims feeling helpless and alone. Especially when an accident involves a hit-and-run driver, victims may be left with a wide array of serious injuries including spinal cord injuries, organ damage, broken bones, and more. You could spend time in the hospital and miss out on time at work after an accident, which is why it is essential that you speak with an attorney who can help you with your claim.
New York car accidents happen due to many different reasons including driver distractions, drunk driving, speeding, and more. If you can show that your New York pedestrian accident was caused by a driver who was not paying close attention to the roads around them, you have many options as you move forward. This might be one of the most difficult times in your life as you prove that another party is liable for your pedestrian accident. It is important that you have a skilled attorney by your side.
At Miller, Montiel & Strano, our skilled and dedicated accident attorneys have diligently assisted those in need after life-altering pedestrian accidents. We understand how challenging it can be to move forward after an accident that is not your fault. Our attorneys will help you obtain compensation for a wide array of aspects so that you can move forward in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-945-9033 to find out how we can help in your time of need.
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