A man lost his life when an SUV crashed into his vehicle in Brooklyn on Friday, June 10, according to police. A 2016 black Ford Explorer SUV was reportedly travelling at an excessive rate of speed in the northern direction on Georgia Avenue in East New York prior to its collision with a 2001 silver Toyota Sienna that was traveling in the eastern direction. The car accident occurred at around 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Georgia and Livonia Avenues.
Saber Mohammed, who was just 20 years old, was a passenger in the Toyota. After the collision, he was transported to Brookdale Hospital, where he subsequently died due to accident-related injuries. The motorist, who is 32 years old, was also treated at the hospital and was later listed in stable condition with pain in his neck and back.
The driver of the SUV was identified as 29-year-old Christopher Cates. After the fatal auto accident, Cates allegedly tried to leave the scene of the accident. However, he was quickly located and arrested. He potentially faces the following criminal charges:
- Criminally negligent homicide
- Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs
Janpoll Ramos-Colon, the passenger in the suspect’s vehicle, was also arrested and faces a criminal charge for simple possession of marijuana.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits in New York
In addition to criminal charges, the driver of the Toyota could face civil charges in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit from the family of the victim. When you lose a loved one because of the negligence, malice or recklessness of another person, it can be emotionally devastating. The wrongful death attorneys at Proner and Proner are prepared to help you hold the responsible party accountable for the death of your loved one. You may be able to recover the following damages:
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Loss of support
- Loss of services
- Loss of the possibility of inheritance
If your loved one was killed due to the negligence or intentional misconduct of another individual on a New York roadway, call the wrongful death attorneys at Proner and Proner. Our experienced personal injury and auto accident lawyers can help you get compensation for your loss.