Pedestrian Killed In Bensonhurst Hit-And-Run Car Accident Along 86th Street and 19th Avenue
BENSONHURST, NEW YORK (March 22, 2020) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a hit-and-run accident near the intersection of 86th Street and 19th Avenue.
New York Police Department officials are saying that the collision occurred in the afternoon. For reasons that are under investigation a four door vehicle hit the victim and then fled the scene.
The pedestrian was taken to the Maimonides Hospital but later died due to their injuries. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bensonhurst Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians in lawfully marked crosswalks. According to New York Vehicle Code 1146, “Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any bicyclist, pedestrian, or domestic animal upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary.” The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating A Bensonhurst Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected.