Our Brooklyn accident report for February 20th examines four auto accidents that have made headlines in the borough over the past month – two of them fatal, one with critical injuries, and one serious accident miraculously resulting in no injuries or deaths.
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Pedestrian Suffers Critical Injuries In Brownsville Hit-And-Run
A 34-year-old man from Brooklyn was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Willmohr and East 94th Streets in Brownsville at 11:10 a.m. on February 13. He suffered head trauma and leg injuries and is currently in critical condition at Brookdale University Hospital.
Police are searching for the vehicle involved in the auto accident – a gray two-door new model Infiniti with major front-end damage, which fled the scene. According to witnesses, the driver was speeding. Residents also claim that the intersection is dangerous because there is three-way traffic but only one stop sign.
13-Year-Old Boy Struck and Killed By Oil Truck While Riding His Bike
A 13-year-old boy was struck and killed by a big rig oil truck while riding his bike on the streets of Brooklyn on Friday, January 26. The accident occurred at the intersection of Jefferson and Lewis Aves. in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 5:48 p.m.
The victim suffered severe head trauma and emergency responders brought him to Interfaith Medical Center, where he later died.
The oil truck driver was unlicensed. He remained at the scene and has been charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.
Brooklyn Man Allegedly Ignores Doctor’s Orders Not To Drive, Kills Pedestrian
A 41-year-old Brooklyn man with multiple sclerosis allegedly ignored his doctor’s orders not to drive, resulting in accidents with six vehicles and a fatal collision with a pedestrian in East Flatbush. The incident occurred on January 9, 2017 and the man was arraigned in criminal court on February 9th, 2018 on charges of second-degree manslaughter, negligent homicide, reckless driving, and speeding.
According to the prosecution, the man was driving his 2004 Nissan Pathfinder near the intersection of Avenue A and Ramsen Avenue when his leg locked on the gas pedal because of his medical condition. The car then traveled at least 60 mph for more than two blocks, crashing into six other vehicles and fatally striking the pedestrian at Avenue A and Linden Boulevard.
The driver is being held on $50,000 bail and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
Postal Truck Crashes Over Wall On Brooklyn Bridge
A postal truck crashed overtop of a wall on the Brooklyn Bridge on the morning of Sunday, February 18. The two front wheels of the vehicle ended up hanging over the side of the wall near the entrance of the bridge after the truck skidded on ice. The driver accidentally drove up a snow-covered hill and over the bricks of the wall which runs along the entrance near the Brooklyn side. No one was injured in the accident, and the driver declined medical attention at the scene.