February 5, 2012 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – According to a report from My Fox NY a man was fatally wounded after being struck by 2 cars. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Thursday, January 26 at about 10 p.m. An unidentified 58-year-old man was crossing at the intersection where Avenue K and Coney Island Avenue meet when he was struck by a gray van. The driver of the van remained at the scene of the accident; however, while the pedestrian was lying in the crosswalk, he was then hit again by the driver of a sedan. That driver failed to stop. The injured pedestrian was transported to Coney Island Hospital where he died from his injuries. When you or someone you love has been seriously or fatally injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to seek compensation through a claim. Your next step should be to seek legal counsel from a Brooklyn accident attorney. 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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