November 9, 2011 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – According to a news report from NBC New York, a Brooklyn pedestrian accident injured 1 man and fatally injured another. John Williams, 63, of Stamford, Conn., and an unidentified 71-year-old male were struck while crossing Utica and Snyder Avenues at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4. The police report that a Toyota Camry was responsible and, although it doesn’t appear the driver will be chargedcriminally, the investigation is still ongoing. Both of the victims were transported to Kings County Hospital, where Williams was declared dead. The other victim is in stable condition. The driver involved in the accident was also taken to Kingsbrook Jewish Hospital to be treated for injuries. Injuries from a pedestrian accident can be serious, even life-threatening. If you or someone you love was a victim in this type of accident, you should meet with a New York personal injury attorney to learn what options are available and how you can best protect your rights. 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 include:
- 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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