Brooklyn, NY – One Killed, One Injured in Car Accident at Atlantic & Rochester Aves

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Brooklyn, NY (July 17, 2021) – One person died and another victim sustained serious injuries after a car crash occurred in Brooklyn early Saturday morning, July 17.

Per reports from authorities, the incident happened just before 3:30 a.m. near Atlantic Avenue and Rochester Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Surveillance video from across the street showed a Maserati jump a curb after a crash, hit a concrete median, and smash into a subway column. The car then burst into flames as a result of the impact.

The driver, who was trapped inside the vehicle, died at the scene. A 35-year-old passenger, whose identity is unknown, was taken to a local hospital via ambulance in critical condition.

It’s unclear if any other vehicles were involved in the crash, though investigators are still working to piece together the circumstances leading to the wreck. They have asked witnesses to come forward with any information they may have about the accident.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in New York 

New York sees more car accidents than many other states throughout the U.S. each year. Car accidents are actually one of the leading causes of hospitalizations throughout the state. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hurt in serious car accidents due to the recklessness of others. Some of the most common types of car accidents include those caused by driver distractions, intoxication, speeding, drowsy driving, and more. If you have been hurt in a car accident, it is up to you to show that another party is at fault for your accident. It is important that injured victims speak with an attorney that they can trust after a car accident.

Being injured in a New York car accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. Some of the most devastating injuries that stem from car accidents include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, organ damage, paralysis, burns, and more. These injuries are sometimes so severe that they land victims in the hospital and cause them to miss time in the workplace. Your life could be turned completely upside-down due to a car accident, leaving you with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. Speaking with an attorney is one of the best ways that you can move forward with many aspects of your New York personal injury claim. See our proven track record of success representing those injured in New York car accidents at

At Miller, Montiel & Strano, our dedicated and compassionate accident attorneys are here to help you after you have been injured in a car crash that is not your fault. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of an accident. Speaking with an attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. We are here for you every step of the way when it comes to your claim. Please contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 for more information on how we can help you.

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.