Brooklyn, NY – Pedestrian Accident with Injuries at Willoughby St & Bridge St
Brooklyn, NY (February 2, 2023) – On the morning of Thursday, February 2, a pedestrian accident with injuries took place at a Brooklyn intersection.
According to Brooklyn officials, the accident happened at 8:56 a.m. at the intersection of Willoughby Street and Bridge Street. Police confirmed that a pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was crossing the street in the area when they were struck by a passenger vehicle. Police did not say whether or not the driver involved in the accident remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Brooklyn responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The unidentified pedestrian sustained injuries in the accident. They were rushed to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment, but they are expected to be okay.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time until the scene was cleared. This led to delays in the area.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the accident continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the pedestrian injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Pedestrians have particular risks on our roads, especially in New York City and other large cities throughout the state. Because pedestrians have virtually no protection from harm, they are more likely to be seriously injured or even killed in the event of an accident. In 2021, it was reported that 8.9% of all motor vehicle accidents that took place in the city involved pedestrians. In that year, over 7,205 pedestrians sustained injuries, and 125 lost their lives. Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on your life, which is why you should speak with an attorney soon after you have been hurt.
Because New York City is a city of pedestrians, it is no surprise that these accidents have been increasing on our roads over recent years. Though walking is a healthy way to enjoy New York, it also comes with its dangers. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, you may wonder how you will balance working on your physical recovery with keeping up with many bills. This is especially true if you have sustained injuries such as the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
Speaking with a Brooklyn pedestrian accident attorney can help you get back on your feet during these challenging and complex times.
Our attorneys at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. understand how overwhelming the aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be, especially one that has caused immense injuries. Our attorneys have years of experience handling these claims and will assist you as you navigate the New York legal process to move forward. We will assist you as you work toward compensation to cover a wide array of aspects so that you never feel alone. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Brooklyn at (718) 606-4099 to find out what options are available for you.
Notes: When writing these accident news pieces, our writers rely on secondary sources. These sources are comprised of police and fire accident reports, news reports, and newspaper articles, as well as first-person testimonies from accident witnesses. Because of this, our team at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. has not independently validated the information regarding this accident. Please get in touch with our company to have any inaccurate information corrected right away. Please let us know if you want the post to be taken down from our website, and we will do our best to comply.
Disclaimers: In order to prevent being engaged in a tragic accident, we wish to encourage the people in our neighborhood to drive slowly and with caution. This news article is not meant to be a solicitation for business. Any information offered shouldn’t be regarded as professional medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post wasn’t taken at the location of the collision.