Andreas Stylianou Brooklyn: Andreas Stylianou Killed In Brooklyn Truck Accident On Third Avenue In Gowanus
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (December 21, 2019) – The owner of New Millennium Motors identified as Andreas Stylianou has tragically died in a car accident after he was hit by an Isuzu box truck on Third Avenue.
New York Police Department officials are saying that Andreas Stylianou was trying to cross Third Avenue. For reasons that remain under investigation the victim was hit by an Isuzu box truck, a Jeep and a Honda.
All of the vehicles that were involved in the crash that took place around 6:10 a.m. remained at the scene. Andreas Stylianou was walking to work when he was hit.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures he later died due to his injuries at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
Those that knew Andreas Stylianou described him as an incredible person. Xavier Garcia worked for New Millennium Motors for a decade and told reporters that his boss was “The nicest guy. I am who I am because of him. He was the greatest boss anyone could ever have.”
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Brooklyn Truck Accidents
Truck drivers have a heavy responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. They can be very difficult to stop and to maneuver. All drivers of class 8 trucks must get a commercial license and undergo extensive training. There are a number of factors commonly associated with fatal truck accidents including:
- Brake problems
- Prescription drug use
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Roadway problems
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Inadequate surveillance
If any person fails to drive reasonably safe and hits a pedestrian they could face civil liability. According to NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL), §1146, “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.” Violators of this provision may face “a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than fifteen days or by both such fine and imprisonment.”
If a truck driver was working at the time of an accident the company that they were working for could face vicarious liability. The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of love. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and get you the answers that you deserve about what went wrong.
Investigating A Brooklyn Truck Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our deepest condolences to the family of Andreas Stylianou. There needs to be a thorough investigation into this accident for the sake of the victim’s family and all who have been affected. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the NYPD at (718) 236-2611. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help make this intersection safer.