Brooklyn, NY – Fatal Pedestrian Accident at E 55th St and Glenwood Rd

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Brooklyn, NY (December 10, 2020) – On the night of Wednesday, December 9, a fatal pedestrian accident happened in Brooklyn involving a hit-and-run driver.

According to police, the accident took place at the intersection of East 55th Street and Glenwood Road in Brooklyn. A 53-year-old woman was crossing the intersection around 10:16 p.m. when she was struck by a passenger vehicle.

According to police, 22-year-old Michael Rajpaul was in a Hyundai and fleeing the scene of an earlier accident with a BMW sedan when the pedestrian accident took place. He was traveling in the wrong direction at the time. He also struck a Honda sedan after striking the pedestrian.

The woman was seriously injured and rushed to Kings County Hospital. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries while there.

Rajpaul has since been charged with manslaughter, assault, and reckless driving.

The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.

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

Pedestrian Accidents in New York 

Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads who are prone to some of the worst harm in the event of an accident. Between the years 2012 and 2014, approximately 300 pedestrians were killed as a result of accidents throughout the state of New York. These accidents are typically fatal due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm against drivers of passenger vehicles. Losing a loved one in an accident can impact the lives of many. If you have suffered from these losses, you have a variety of options moving forward.

No amount of money can bring back someone whose life has been lost in a pedestrian accident. However, it can help you as you move forward on a financial level. Many families who lose a loved one in a New York pedestrian accident wonder what options they have after they have suffered these excruciating losses. It is important that you seek the immediate help of a wrongful death attorney after you have suffered the aftermath of one of these tragic accidents.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents over the years. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling and offer our support and resources to you at this time. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost income, funeral costs, and so much more. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in New York for the help you deserve at 516-484-4010.

Notes: Our writers use secondary sources when creating these accident news posts. These sources include police and fire accident reports, news stories and newspaper stories, and first-hand accounts from eyewitnesses to the accidents. For that reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our staff at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. If you do find any information that is incorrect, contact our firm to have a correction made immediately. If you would prefer the post to be removed from our site, let us know and we will accommodate you as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. have strived to build a solid reputation in the local business community throughout the decades. These posts are written to bring attention to the dangers related to serious accidents in our region and hope that everyone uses caution when operating a motor vehicle  The photos used in this post were not taken at the accident scene. The information in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.

About the Author
Steven Miller, Esq. is the founding member and Senior Partner in Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Miller’s extensive career as a trial attorney spans five decades. He tries cases for the catastrophically injured victims of construction site accidents, motor vehicle and premises accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Miller is a detail oriented, tenacious attorney committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients; he has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements.