NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to The New York Daily News, two people were struck by cars in separate incidents just hours apart (Brooklyn Hit-Run Driver Kills Man, Queens Woman Injured in Separate Accident: Police, November 1, 2014). One of the victims was killed while the other was put in critical condition.
In one accident, which took place in Brooklyn, a 59-year-old-man was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Police did not release the victim's name, but said that he was mowed down by a dark-colored sedan while he crossed Rockaway Parkway between Clarkson Ave. and Winthrop Street in Brownsville around 2:20 in the morning. He was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital but could not be saved. Authorities are still looking for the driver. Just hours earlier, a 38-year-old woman was hit by a white 2000 Chevrolet Astro on Queens Boulevard in Forrest Hills around 10:40 p.m. police said. The driver stayed at the scene while the victim was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center where she was listed as being in critical condition.
"Accidents like these are exactly why Mayor DeBlasio is taking the measure he is to improve traffic safety," said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. "People tend to not think about car safety until something happens to them, and then, it is too late. Our hearts go out to the friends and families of these victims –especially for those of the deceased gentleman, we hope they find the driver who fled the scene and hold him accountable."
When faced with this horrible situation, some people immediately seek justice, while others would prefer to avoid confrontation, but the reality is if you don't start protecting your rights immediately, you risk losing out or facing serious delays. No matter what your temperament may be, the absolute best decision you can make if you or a loved one is in an accident is to pick up the phone and call an attorney right away. You should take down as much information as you can, and speak with an expert who can best advise you as to how to proceed. Consulting with a personal injury attorney is free, and you do not pay anything unless your claim is successful, so you are sure to have someone truly fighting on your behalf.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, medical condition, or worse, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in New York, you should contact a New York motor vehicle accident lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.
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