Brooklyn, NY (March 9, 2021) – On Sunday afternoon, March 7, a pedestrian accident took place at an intersection in Brooklyn.
According to police, the accident took place at the intersection of 16th Avenue and 63rd Street. A 50-year-old male pedestrian was stepping out of his vehicle when a Honda vehicle sped by, striking him. The pedestrian was knocked to the ground and the driver of the Honda fled the scene.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with injuries to his hand and legs. He received surgery for his injuries.
The drunk driver has since been located by police but their charges are not yet known.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Pedestrian accidents are more common in New York than in many other states throughout the U.S. In one recent year’s time, approximately 4,887 pedestrian accidents took place within the state, with 155 fatalities happening due to these accidents. Pedestrians are prone to some of the most severe injuries including spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, and more. Many victims of pedestrian accidents will have a long road to recovery before them. Because of this, you should always speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Many people are seriously injured in pedestrian accidents throughout the state of New York every year. These injured victims will typically have a variety of questions that they cannot answer on their own. For instance, what deadlines will you have to meet when it comes to your case? Will your claim go to trial or will it be settled beforehand? What should you say when you speak with the insurance company for the first time? These are questions that only a New York pedestrian accident attorney will be able to answer.
At Miller, Montiel & Strano, our New York accident attorneys have dedicated our lives to helping those injured in serious accidents throughout the state. We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident 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 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 you.
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