December 3, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY – As reported on the news website Greenwichtime.com, a 23-year-old man has been arrested for the death of a Brooklyn yeshiva teacher. The teacher, Moshe Berkowitz, was killed in a car accident on Monday, November 29th, when an oncoming car swerved into his lane and collided with his vehicle. The accident occurred while Berkowitz was driving on Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn. According to New York City police, the 23-year-old who was responsible for the accident has been arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide and drunk driving. After the accident, the 23-year-old was treated for minor injuries. Berkowitz was also taken to an area hospital, where he later died. In addition to the criminally negligent homicide and drunk driving charges, the 23-year-old also faces charges for running a red light, police say. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York. To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York are:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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