Brooklyn, NY (November 14, 2020) – Around 12 p.m. on Friday afternoon, November 13, a man was killed in a pedestrian accident in Brooklyn.
Police said that the accident occurred on Troy Avenue when 24-year-old Saqueo Mejia, a construction worker, was standing between two trucks and was struck by a dump truck. The vehicle started to back up and pinned him against the second truck.
The 31-year-old man driving the dump truck did not know that they struck the victim and continued to back up. Witnesses were finally able to alert him when he stopped.
Mejia was severely injured as a result of the accident and rushed to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the dump truck remained at the scene and was not injured.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Hundreds of pedestrians are killed every year in the state of New York due to the negligence of others. These accidents happen in the blink of an eye when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them. The truth is, many families are left suffering the loss of a loved one after a pedestrian accident. You may wonder what options are available for you during this difficult time in your life. With the help of an attorney, you may find that it is easier to move forward in your time of need.
No amount of money can bring back somebody you love whose life has been taken due to a negligent accident. However, it can help you move forward on a financial level knowing that you have the compensation to help you during this challenging time. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may be feeling helpless and alone. It is imperative that you speak with a New York pedestrian accident when you need it the most.
Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here for you after you have lost someone you love due to a pedestrian accident. We have dedicated our lives to helping families in these difficult positions. We understand how difficult these times can be for you and offer our help to you in your time of need. We will help you gain compensation for aspects like medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. If you have lost someone you love, please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in New York at (516) 945-9033 for more information.
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