On the morning of Sunday, January 1st, a reckless motorist hit a 53-year-old man in Brooklyn, after which he left his vehicle, in which there were two passengers still trapped inside. The collision was one of three motor vehicle deaths that occurred early in 2017.
According to witnesses, the victim was crossing South Conduit Avenue in the vicinity of Crescent Street in East New York at about 5:00 a.m. He was with a group of people. Then, the 2007 Lexus sedan crashed into them. The pedestrian made contact with the driver’s side, after which he went through the windshield, and was thrown out of the car.
The severely injured man was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital. Unfortunately, the physicians were unable to save him. Officials did not provide his name right away. Witnesses said that another man was also hit by the car, but did not sustain any injuries.
The sedan came to a halt on a traffic island covered with grass. The motorist struck the curb with so much force that the car’s front axle was shattered. He exited the damaged vehicle, and left the two female passengers inside the car. Finding themselves trapped inside the car, the women were crying. However, they were uninjured.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another motorist, contact the personal injury attorneys at Proner and Proner.