23 Jul 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Brooklyn, NY (July 23, 2023) – At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, a woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident at an intersection in Brooklyn.

According to Brooklyn officials, the accident happened at the intersection of McDonald Avenue and Webster Avenue in the Kensington section of the city. Police confirmed that a 68-year-old woman in a wheelchair was crossing the street at the intersection when she was suddenly struck by an SUV traveling through at the same time. The SUV and the damaged wheelchair were both removed from the scene due to severe damage.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene after the accident. The 68-year-old pedestrian was rushed to Maimonides Hospital with critical injuries but was tragically pronounced dead while there. The 73-year-old driver of the Lexus and their passenger were not injured in the collision.

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.

Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident at this time.

We offer our warmest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this tragic accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New York

Over the years, New York has seemingly gained a poor reputation when it comes to keeping pedestrians safe on our roads. Every year hundreds of pedestrians continue to lose their lives in fatal accidents each year in the state, despite the actions we take to prevent these collisions. In just one year’s time, an average of 300 pedestrians are killed, and over 15,000 are seriously injured in these accidents that can be prevented when drivers take precautions on our roads. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident, you should be prepared to take action with the help of a legal advocate.

It is never easy to come to terms with the loss of a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident. However, when this is what you are faced with, you should understand your options. As you and your family are grieving, you should not have to worry about the many bills that pile up against you. Facing a wrongful death claim is a complex matter that can leave you with many questions when you least expect it. Speaking with a Brooklyn pedestrian accident attorney is in your best interests at this time.

If you have lost someone close to you in a pedestrian accident in New York, our attorneys at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. are here to assist you. We understand how overwhelming a fatal accident can be on both emotional and financial levels. Having an attorney on your side can help you gain compensation for a wide array of aspects you need. These include some of the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Brooklyn at (718) 606-4099 as soon as possible to get started on your claim.

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.