Man Picking Up Party Supplies for New Year’s Eve Killed in a Hit and Run in Brooklyn

January 6, 2012 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – According to a report from NBC New York, a man picking up party supplies for New Year’s Eve was killed in a hit and run in Brooklyn.  John Cook, 34, was crossing Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn’s Brownsville section on Jan. 1, around 1:55 a.m., when he was struck. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.  According to a fellow partygoer, Cook had left the New Year’s Eve party to grab cigarettes and beer. He was hit by a blue Nissan Maxima. Police continue to look for the driver of that vehicle.  When you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it can be traumatic enough without adding to it that the driver has fled the scene of the accident.

To learn what legal options are available, you should contact a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, there were 1,1,200 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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