June 29, 2011 – Brooklyn, New York – Eyewitness News WABC-TV New York reports that a 91-year-old man was hit twice and died in a hit and run accident in Brooklyn. The tragic hit and run occurred on Thursday, June 16, around 3:30 p.m. where Avenue Y and Nostrand Avenue meet. Milton Levine, 91, was first hit by a gray Nissan Pathfinder. That collision threw Levine into the path of a Nissan Murano. The driver of the Nissan Pathfinder escaped the scene of the accident while the driver of the Nissan Murano remained present. That driver was not charged. Levine was rushed to Lutheran Hospital, where he died. Police are still looking for the hit and run driver. When you or a loved one has been injured in a hit and run or any type of car accident that was someone else’s fault, then you may be able to file a personal injury claim. You should consult with a New York personal injury lawyer who can explain the legal options that you have available. 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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