Brooklyn, New York, can be a very busy place. Between residents, businesspeople, and tourists, there are an enormous number of people coming and going every day. Of course, this can result in crowded roads and corresponding potential for car accidents.
This occurred at approximately 4:45 a.m. on a recent Tuesday morning as a Brooklyn car crash cost a man his life. The man, 60, was a resident of Valley Stream. He died of injuries sustained in the crash.
The incident occurred on Remsen Avenue in Canarsie, near Glenwood Road. He had been driving his Toyota Camry through the intersection. At that point, his car was hit by another vehicle, an Infiniti G37 Sedan.
Paramedics went to the scene of the crash, and prepared the man for transport to a local hospital. However, his injuries were mortal. While he was at the hospital, he died.
The driver of the Infiniti, 25, was also taken to the hospital. It is not known how extensive his injuries were, but he did survive. While at the hospital, he was taken into custody by authorities due to his part in the crash.
Charges against him are currently pending. Investigators will look at all the facts in the case to determine exactly how the incident happened. Those, along with the death of the 60-year-old man in the Toyota Camry, will influence exactly what charges are filed. The driver of the Infiniti will then have a chance to defend himself against the charges in a court of law.
All New York car accidents involve a risk of injury. When a death is involved, they are that much more serious and tragic, so family's affected by another driver's negligence -- or other reasons contributing to a horrific car accident -- deserve to be guided through the journey of filing claims to recover compensation.
Source: NY Daily News, "Long Island man killed in Brooklyn car crash" Thomas Tracy, Apr. 08, 2014