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Child dies in Brooklyn auto accident

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | May 07, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 the 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

About the Author

Joseph F. Sullivan

Born in Jamaica, Queens to working class parents, Joseph Sullivan became the second member of his family to attend college and the first to obtain an advanced degree. He graduated cum laude from Temple University School of Law. While there, he was a writer and editor of the Temple Law Review. ...


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