Our weekly accident report for October 6th features two examples of serious injuries caused by negligent drivers, a record-breaking verdict in a car accident lawsuit case, and yet another serious construction accident results in serious injuries for two New York City construction workers.
Bicyclist Killed In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Accident
A man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bike in East Flatbush, Brooklyn on Saturday, September 30th.
The 30-year-old victim was riding westbound at the intersection of Church and Nostrand Avenues at approximately 8:30 a.m. when he was struck by a silver Infiniti traveling southbound on Nostrand. He was sent flying nearly a half block from where he was struck before he crashed down onto the concrete. Police gathered evidence which was strewn for nearly a full city block after the impact.
Witnesses claimed the driver did not stop or even hesitate after striking the cyclist. A surveillance video showed the vehicle was speeding at the time of the accident. No arrests have been made yet and the investigation is currently ongoing.
2 Construction Workers Injured In Brooklyn Work Accident
Two construction workers were injured in a work accident in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn at around 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, September 28th.
The floor they were working from collapsed when metal joists did not hold in place. Both workers were “conscious and alert” and their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Since 2015, construction worker advocacy groups have been calling for improved safety as work-related construction injuries and deaths have become more and more common.
Brooklyn Woman Awarded $71 Million In Car Accident Lawsuit Verdict
A former Cornell student was awarded a record-breaking $71 million verdict in a car accident lawsuit case.
The 24-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries. including a fractured back and spinal cord injury. She was riding as a passenger in the vehicle of a Cornell grad when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. at the time of the accident. The lawsuit was filed against the driver of this vehicle.The driver of the oncoming vehicle was killed in the accident.
The civil court trial lasted three weeks in Manhattan Supreme Court before a three-man, three-woman jury ruled in the 24-year-old woman’s favor. They awarded $5 million for past pain and suffering, $6 million for future pain and suffering, and $60 million for medical expenses.
Group Of Witnesses Rescues Man Trapped Under SUV
A group of “good samaritans” rushed to rescue a man who was struck and dragged by an SUV in a Brooklyn car wash on Thursday, September 28th.
A Honda CRV was exiting the car wash at around 4 p.m. when the driver turned left and struck a car wash employee as he tried to move out of the way. The employee got pinned underneath the SUV and was dragged 15 feet before the driver crashed into another car and gas pump.
A group of employees from a nearby car wash rushed to the scene, lifted the car, and pulled the man out. Medics transported the man to Brookdale hospital with life-threatening injuries, including two broken hips and a broken shoulder.