Weekend Brooklyn Car Accident Fatalities linked to Reckless Driving

Reckless drivers killed two people and sent two others to hospitals with critical injuries in four separate car accidents over a 26-hour span in Brooklyn, police said. According to a report in the New York Daily News, two hit-and-run drivers, a drunk driver and an inattentive ice cream truck operator were responsible for the carnage. We have not yet verified any of the above.

Fatalities and Injuries

The series of incidents began a little after 2 a.m. on June 24 when a hit-and-run driver struck 43-year-old Bernadine Lewis as she rode a motorized scooter on Throop Avenue near Lexington Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The car that hit the victim was described by witnesses as a dark-colored Hyundai sedan. She died from her injuries.

About 15 hours later, Myroslav Iakymovych, 34, was arrested for running over his 41-year-old wife on East 16th Street near Avenue X in Sheepshead Bay. Witnesses said the two were arguing when Iakymovych started to roll away in his SUV. His wife tried to grab the open door, but fell under its back wheels. She was hospitalized in critical condition.

Based on initial news reports, ten miles away from the location of this incident, 11-year-old Tyson Anderson was injured when a Mister Softee truck struck him as he rode his bicycle along Hendrix Street at Sutter Avenue in East New York. We have since been advised by the lawyer for Mister Softee that their truck was not involved in the accident.

The boy was reported to be in critical condition. The ice cream truck driver remained at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of driving on a suspended license and other changes. Finally, early morning the following day, a man in his 60s crossing East 108th Street near Farragut Road in Canarsie was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

According to NYPD’s statistics, as of last week, 107 people have been killed in traffic collisions this year. Also 48 pedestrians, six bicyclists and five people on e-bikes and scooters have been killed in the city’s five boroughs this year.

Recklessness and Negligence (Carelessness)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) statistics show that traffic accident fatalities in the United States surged to a 16-year high in 2021 as more drivers returned to the road after a drop off in driving at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly 43,000 people died in car accidents in 2021, which was an 11% increase over the prior year and the highest number of traffic deaths since 2005. This 11% year-over-year increase is also the largest percentage rise ever recorded by NHTSA.

These statistics show that injuries and fatalities due to car accidents are surging as more drivers continue to operate recklessly and without regard for public safety. If you have been injured in a car accident, you must prove that the other party was negligent (careless) at the time of the incident that caused your injury. An experienced New York car accident lawyer can help you gather and compile crucial evidence that strengthens your case as well as secure maximum monetary compensation for your losses.

Compensation for Injuries

Victims who have been injured in car, bicycle or pedestrian accidents may be able to seek compensation for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost income and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, past and future pain and suffering, etc. Families of deceased accident victims may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for damages such as lost future income, funeral costs, medical expenses, pain and suffering, etc.

If a hit-and-run driver has injured you, please remember that you can seek compensation through the uninsured motorist clause of your auto insurance policy (even though the driver has not been identified) or through a quasi-state agency if there is no motor vehicle in the victim’s household. Pedestrian accident victims and their families should also remember that they can seek compensation for injuries or losses in collisions even if the victim was not walking in a marked crosswalk and even if the driver involved in collision was not charged. Our law firm recovered the full one million dollar insurance policy for a girl who was not in the crosswalk when a motor vehicle hit her.

Contacting an Experienced Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, or if you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent or careless driver, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options, and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you.

For over 50 years, our skilled accident attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims get fair compensation for their losses. Our law firm recently recovered $5,600,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a van, and $2,550,000 for another victim of a truck accident, and $3,000,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and $2,000,000 in a hit-and-run accident, and the full $1,000,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and $4,625,000 for a driver who was in a car and was hit by a van, and $2,500,000 for a man who fell through an improperly secured hole. Also, one of our clients obtained a verdict for $43,940,000 and another of our clients got a verdict for $23,500,000, both in medical malpractice cases.

Please contact us TOLL FREE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). WE CAN EVEN COME TO YOU. There is no attorneys’ fee unless we recover money for you. We can also help with personal injury and/or medical malpractice cases in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.

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Source: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-car-mayhem-on-city-streets-20220625-7imyga2b5zg35jflpef4ht2rjm-story.html

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