In Brooklyn and the surrounding boroughs, accidents happen on a daily basis. There seems to constantly be news of innocent people being injured or killed in accidents on the road, in places of business, at work, on public transportation, and anywhere an individual might find themselves throughout the day. Unfortunately, many of these accidents could have been prevented and were caused by the negligence of another person. The negative impact of a preventable accident can affect a victim and their family for years and even a lifetime. If you or a loved one are suffering from an accident caused by the negligence of another person, our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers may be able to help. Schedule your free legal consultation today to understand your options.
In our August Brooklyn accident report, our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys take a look at some of the recent accidents that occurred throughout the borough.
Driver Suffers Heart Attack While Driving In Brooklyn Causing Crash
On Tuesday, September 11, a Brooklyn man was traveling on Flatlands Avenue in a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder when he suffered a heart attack at about 9:30 pm. According to police, the vehicle had been traveling in the left lane going eastbound when is quickly moved into the right lane, stopped and then sped into westbound oncoming traffic. The SUV then sideswiped a van and another car before it stopped completely. The driver was taken to the hospital where he died. The drivers of the other cars were also taken to local hospitals for observation. The crash is still being investigated but no arrests have been made.
Car Accident In Brooklyn Leaves Two People Injured
At around 7:00 am on September 11, a car crash occurred at Providence Road, Route 6. The East Brooklyn Fire Department, KB Ambulance, and Mortlake Fire & Ambulance all responded to the accident and the vehicles needed to be removed from the road. Two people were injured in the accident but suffered only minor injuries. The two victims were taken to The Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam for treatment. No further information was available.
Young Boy In Critical Condition After Being Struck By Car In Brooklyn
On Wednesday, September 19, a 3-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle after he went running into the street near The Children’s Place on 44th Street and 13th Avenue. The accident occurred around 2:30 pm in Brooklyn and the child is in critical condition. According to authorities, the child suffered head trauma but was conscious and alert upon their arrival. He was taken to Maimonides Hospital and is expected to survive. The young female driver of the Dodge Caravan remained at the scene of the accident and is cooperating with police. All of the circumstances of the accident are still unclear but an investigation is being conducted.