Brooklyn, NY (January 4, 2021) – Around 9 a.m. on Monday morning, January 4, a child was killed and another was hurt in a Brooklyn pedestrian accident.
According to law enforcement officials, the accident took place on 67th Street around the area of 20th Avenue. A 4-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy were walking in the area when they were suddenly struck by a blue van driving in the area. It is not known if they attended the nearby Clarion School.
The driver of the blue minivan did not stop at the scene of the accident. However, the driver was later contacted and cooperated with the police.
The 4-year-old boy was taken to the hospital but was tragically pronounced dead while there. The 6-year-old has since been listed in critical condition.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Pedestrian accidents take hundreds of lives in New York every single year. These accidents happen in the blink of an eye when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them and can affect many parties. Children are some of the most at-risk parties when it comes to pedestrian accidents. This is due to the fact that children are incredibly vulnerable and are not always aware of the dangers of the roads around them. If you have lost somebody you love in one of these accidents, you should have legal help by your side.
Drivers are expected to keep their eyes open for pedestrians, especially when these parties are children. However, this does not always happen due to reasons like distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. If you have suffered the sudden loss of a loved one in a New York pedestrian accident, you may be feeling both helpless and alone. It is important that you seek the help of an attorney who has handled these claims in the past.
At Miller, Montiel & Strano, our skilled and dedicated New York accident attorneys have helped many victims of pedestrian accidents throughout the state of New York. We understand how traumatic a collision can be and offer our assistance to you when you need it the most. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and more. If you have lost a loved one and you are unsure about where you can turn, contact a pedestrian accident attorney in New York at 516-945-9033 for assistance with your claim.
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