One Killed, Eight Injured in Brooklyn Car Accident Involving Pedestrians
A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Quentin Road and West 5th Street in Brooklyn has left one pedestrian dead and eight other people injured. According to accident witnesses, the collision occurred when an Acura sport utility vehicle ran a stop sign and struck a Jeep in the Bensonhurst neighborhood. Following the initial impact, the Jeep allegedly flipped over and the Acura drove onto a nearby sidewalk where the vehicle hit four pedestrians.
Emergency responders reportedly transported all nine individuals who were involved in the accident to Lutheran Hospital. Sadly, 60-year-old Chenugor Dao of Brooklyn later died as a result of the injuries she sustained in the crash. Her husband, pregnant daughter, and one-year-old granddaughter were also allegedly injured in the crash. In addition, one of the four passengers in the Jeep reportedly remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Although area residents said accidents are common at the intersection, the exact cause of the fatal incident is currently under investigation. According to local law enforcement officers, no charges are expected to be filed against the 60-year-old driver of the Acura.
Too often, innocent pedestrians are injured by negligent automobile drivers throughout New York. As demonstrated by this unfortunate incident, pedestrian injuries are usually quite serious. Someone who was struck by a motor vehicle may experience brain injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and untimely death. Sadly, car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and other injury accidents occur regularly throughout both New York and New Jersey.
In the State of New York, the victim in a serious injury accident is entitled to file a claim to recover both economic and non-economic losses against a negligent driver. If you were injured or a family member was killed as a result of the actions of a reckless driver, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for your medical costs, lost benefits and wages, any resulting temporary or permanent disability, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses. The time frame during which you may file a New York injury accident claim is limited. You should discuss your options for recovery with a qualified personal injury attorney anytime you are physically hurt by the actions of another person.
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