Brooklyn, NY – Fatal Pedestrian Crash at Eldert St & Knickerbocker Ave

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Brooklyn, NY - Fatal Pedestrian Crash at Eldert St & Knickerbocker Ave

Brooklyn, NY (May 10, 2024) – A woman was killed and another was hurt after both were hit by a motor vehicle in the Brooklyn area on Thursday, May 9. The deadly crash was reported at the intersection of Eldert Street and Knickerbocker Avenue late that afternoon around 5 p.m. It was reported that a 71-year-old and 44-year-old mother and daughter were traveling on foot when they were struck. 

Authorities were already nearby, so emergency crews were quickly at the scene to provide aid. Both parties were provided life-saving treatment by attending medical personnel. The older victim was transported to Wycoff Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The other victim was taken by ambulance to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition. 

The driver was operating a blue Mazda when he hit the two pedestrians. At the time of the crash, authorities were reportedly pursuing the suspect due to a traffic infraction. The driver fled and later crashed into a van not far from the scene. No further information on the deadly incident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the pedestrian accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery. 

Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in New York

Brooklyn, NY - Fatal Pedestrian Crash at Eldert St & Knickerbocker AveAccording to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), there were 7,354 pedestrian-vehicle accidents in the past year that resulted in fatalities and serious injuries. That year, there were 739 recorded pedestrian deaths, while 6,615 collisions overall resulted in 6,784 significant injuries. Pedestrians are still ten times more likely to die in a collision than those who are driving. Pedestrians undoubtedly have a higher chance of suffering serious or even fatal injuries in the event of a collision due to their lack of protection. If a loved one is killed in a pedestrian accident, you should consult with an experienced Brooklyn wrongful death lawyer to file a wrongful death claim. Contact the offices of Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson LLP today at (516) 774-3635. 

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