As anyone in the New York City area knows, the dense population here means
more cars on the road and a higher risk of serious or deadly accidents.
This is why it is so important for everyone on the roadway to always be
on alert and exercise caution. Sadly, a fatal car accident in Brooklyn
recently claimed the life of an 80-year-old woman as she was trying to
cross the street. The driver who struck her was cited afterwards for failure
to yield and failure to exercise due care.
The tragic accident took place on a recent Tuesday afternoon around 1:35
p.m. in the Williamsburg neighborhood. According to reports, the driver
was traveling northbound on Graham Avenue. She struck the woman as she
was turning left onto Grand Street. The victim was reportedly crossing
from the north to the south side of Grand Street at the time.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the elderly woman unresponsive
and suffering from head trauma. The victim was pronounced dead after being
transported to Bellevue Hospital. According to reports, the driver remained
at the scene of the accident and was ticketed by police.
Unfortunately, incidents like this happen all too often in Brooklyn and
elsewhere in New York. Because police determined that the driver was at
fault, the victim's family may decide to pursue a claim for wrongful
death. Any compensation awarded may help cover funeral and burial expenses
as well as provide restitution for other damages. While a civil action
can never ease the pain caused by this fatal car accident, it may help
the family members obtain some peace of mind and a sense of justice as
they try to move on.
Source: CBS New York, Woman, 80, Struck And Killed By Vehicle In Williamsburg,
No author, Feb. 11, 2014