A young child lost her life in a Brooklyn car accident just after she left
church services on a recent Sunday evening. The horrific accident occurred
at approximately 7 p.m. in Canarsie, at the corner of Remsen and Avenue
N. Residents from the area claim that the auto accident, which involved
multiple vehicles, was the worst they had ever witnessed.
The 9-year-old girl was lifeless at the accident scene. Her body was taken
from her vehicle as onlookers watched in realization of the tragedy. According
to one witness, rescue workers tried to resuscitate her without success.
She was transported immediately to a medical facility, but doctors were
unable to save her, and she was later pronounced dead.
According to police, this auto accident occurred after they tried to pull
over a minivan being driven by a 62-year-old man. Although the man stopped
at first, he later sped away in an attempt to flee from the police. Two
blocks down the road, the man slammed into a sedan in which the girl was
a passenger. A third vehicle was also involved in the collision. A total
of five additional people suffered injuries in the accident, and they
were later reported to be in stable condition at the hospital.
Police in Brooklyn later arrested the fleeing driver. Authorities have
charged him with fleeing a fatal auto accident scene, criminally negligent
homicide and aggravated unlicensed motor vehicle operation. Considering
that this man has been faulted in the crash, suffering family members
of the girl may wish to hold him legally accountable in civil court. Although
nothing can ever account for the loss of their little girl, her parents
could try to seek restitution, justice and some level of closure by filing
such an action.
Source: ABC 7 New York, "Brooklyn crash claims life of 9-year-old girl"
, May 5, 2014