Brooklyn, NY – Pedestrian Accident at Bay Ridge Pkwy & Sixth Ave

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Brooklyn, NY (February 17, 2021) – Around 10 p.m. on Monday night, February 15, a fatal pedestrian accident took place at an intersection in Brooklyn.

According to authorities, the accident took place at the intersection of Bay Ridge Parkway and Sixth Avenue. Police confirmed that a 72-year-old man was attempting to cross the intersection when he was suddenly struck by a gray sedan traveling in the area. The driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene.

Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident. The pedestrian was rushed to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

Police have not yet caught up to the driver responsible for the accident. They continue their investigation into the accident at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in New York 

Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads who are prone to some of the most catastrophic harm in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, more pedestrian accidents take place in New York than many other places in the U.S. Especially when these accidents involve hit-and-run drivers, they are likely to lead to some of the most extensive harm on our roads. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident and believe that another party is to blame for your accident, you likely wonder where you can turn.

Pedestrian accidents are known for being incredibly devastating, contributing to some of the most severe injuries in accidents. Some of these injuries include spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, and more. These injuries are capable of landing a victim in the hospital for an extended period of time, as well as causing them to miss out on time at work. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in New York, you have many options moving forward and should be prepared to speak with a dedicated legal advocate.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here for you after you have been hurt in an accident that is not your fault. We believe that you have a variety of options moving forward and should never have to stand alone as you defend your rights. Our attorneys will stand by your side as you work toward compensation to cover aspects like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please contact a New York pedestrian accident attorney that you can rely on at 516-484-4010 for more information.

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.