Brooklyn, NY – Woman Dies in Hit-&-Run at New York Ave & Herkimer St

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Brooklyn, NY - Woman Dies in Hit-&-Run at New York Ave & Herkimer St

Brooklyn, NY (March 24, 2024) – A woman was killed after being hit by two vehicles in a hit-and-run in the Brooklyn area on Thursday, March 21. The deadly accident took place at the corner of New York Avenue and Herkimer Street late that evening at around 6:30 p.m. The victim, later identified as 79-year-old Yvonne Sandiford, was walking along the roadway when she was hit by a grey Nissan Rogue. 

Sandiford was dragged by the vehicle before being hit by a second vehicle, a white Toyota Sienna. Neither of the drivers involved remained at the scene. Emergency responders were later dispatched after being notified of the incident. Sandiford sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is in the hands of local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Hit-&-Run Crashes in New York

Brooklyn, NY - Woman Dies in Hit-&-Run at New York Ave & Herkimer StIt can be dangerous to travel as a pedestrian. Many people in New York get around on foot, and the city is very pedestrian-friendly. However, when you walk near a major road, you are at risk of suffering serious injuries in the event of a collision. The number of pedestrian fatalities in the country is on the rise. Statistics show that nearly 8,000 pedestrians are killed each year on American roads. That translates to one death almost every 66 minutes. Statistics show that an estimated one in six people killed in car crashes in 2021 was a pedestrian. 

Managing any accident can be difficult. When the crash results in the death of a loved one, it is even harder to bear. It is important that you are able to get to work on your case as soon as possible to maximize your recovery during this difficult time. Only a trained Brooklyn pedestrian crash lawyer can help you during this difficult time. Contact the offices of Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson LLP today at (516) 774-3635 in order to get started on your case. 

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Disclaimers: To promote safety and prevent tragic accidents, we urge individuals in our community to drive slowly and cautiously. This news article is not intended as a solicitation for business. Any information provided should not be considered professional medical or legal advice. Additionally, please note that the photo used in this post is not from the location of the collision.

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