Brooklyn, NY - Man Fatally Struck by Fleeing Tractor-Trailer Near Prospect Park

Brooklyn, NY – Man Fatally Struck by Fleeing Tractor-Trailer Near Prospect Park

Posted by: Joanne Holcomb on November 12, 2022

Brooklyn, NY (November 12, 2022) – A pedestrian died after being run over by the driver of a tractor-trailer and then struck by a red Kia Forte in Brooklyn on Wednesday, November 9th. 

According to police, the tractor-trailer was traveling northbound along Coney Island Avenue in the Windsor Terrace section of the borough at about 9:15 p.m. when the operator hit the unidentified man. The victim was initially trapped under the vehicle. He then became dislodged as the truck made a lefthand turn onto Caton Avenue in the area of Prospect Park. 

After he came unstuck from the truck’s undercarriage, the victim was hit by the 24-year-old man driving the Forte. He died at the scene. 

The truck operator fled the scene, although police have advised he may be unaware that he struck the pedestrian.  

Some accounts of the incident indicate the initial striking vehicle was a FedEx truck, but those reports remain uncorroborated. 

The driver of the Kia remained at the scene. 

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 Brooklyn wrongful death lawyer 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 Accidents in New York

Brooklyn, NY - Man Fatally Struck by Fleeing Tractor-Trailer Near Prospect Park

Due to the fact that they have nothing to guarantee their safety or keep them safe in the event of a car accident, New York pedestrians who are struck by negligent motorists typically endure extremely serious and sometimes even fatal injuries.  

The injuries pedestrians sustain are usually so severe, they need ongoing and expensive medical attention. It is not unheard of for a pedestrian’s full recovery to span several months or even several years depending on the severity of the impact.  

For some surviving pedestrian accident victims, a complete recovery will simply not be possible and they will have to learn to live with a lifelong disability.  

A New York pedestrian injury attorney can help you secure the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. 

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 our New York wrongful death lawyer at 1-888-657-1460 to obtain a free police accident report and begin down the path toward justice today

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