Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY (May 22, 2021) – The NYPD was called to the scene of a fatal hit-and-run in Brooklyn on Friday, May 21st.
The victim, who has since been identified as 52-year-old Wayne Reed, a resident of Fayetteville, North Carolina was hit by a car and killed on Bedford Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
Upon their arrival, police found Reed with trauma to his head, unresponsive and unconscious. He was transported by EMS to Interfaith Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
An initial investigation showed that Reed was attempting to cross Bedford Avenue at the intersection of Quincy Street when he was hit by an unknown vehicle.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. We understand that there is absolutely nothing more devastating than the unexpected loss of a family member, especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided in any way possible.
Our wrongful death lawyer in New York is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions concerning the fatal car accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 to be connected with our New York wrongful death lawyer Michael A. Rose today. You will be provided with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and the assurance that your legal rights will be protected.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Bedford-Stuyvesant
Pedestrians are becoming more and more prevalent throughout the state, and as the volume of pedestrians increases, so does the state’s rate of pedestrian-involved accidents. The New York Department of Transportation, which has been regularly analyzing pedestrian volume since the 2007 inception of the Pedestrian Volume Index, announced a rise of 13% in pedestrian traffic.
Drivers in New York are liable for exhibiting a duty of care that includes pedestrians in or near roadways as well as on sidewalks. New York driving laws assign particular duties to drivers where pedestrians are concerned, and when those laws are breached, pedestrians suffer the consequences.
After losing a loved one in a careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent New York pedestrian accident by no fault of the victim, it may feel like no amount of compensation could make you feel complete again. While it is true that no financial restitution can ever fully make up for your losses, filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties can go a long way toward helping you find some semblance of peace again.
Local Accident Reports was created as a resource for families who have lost a loved one in a sudden New York pedestrian accident. We provide invaluable resources and information for anyone who is grieving the loss of a family member, particularly if that loss occurred as a result of an auto-pedestrian collision that was beyond the control of the victim.
We are ready to work to protect your rights and fight for the justice you and your loved ones deserve. If you have suffered due to a fatal pedestrian accident that was caused by another person’s careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions, you must seek out immediate legal guidance. Call New York wrongful death lawyer, Michael A. Rose at 1-888-657-1460 to obtain a free police accident report and begin down the path toward justice today.
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