Brooklyn, NY – Volf Ferdman Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Brighton Beach Ave

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Brooklyn, NY (April 8, 2021) – At 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, April 7, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash in Brooklyn.

According to officials, the accident happened on Brighton Beach Avenue around the area of Brighton 4th Street. A 97-year-old man named Volf Ferdman was struck by an SUV in the area, becoming pinned between the vehicle and a building. The driver in the Cadillac that struck him was identified as a 79-year-old man who was trying to pull out from a parking spot when he drove up over a curb.

Paramedics and numerous other responders were called to the scene. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital but pronounced dead while there.

The driver was not injured but remained at the scene.

No further details have been released but the investigation 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 at-risk parties on our roads who are prone to some of the most extensive harm in the event of an accident. New York sees more pedestrian accidents than many other states within the U.S. Hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives as a result of pedestrian accidents every year in New York. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you may wonder where you can turn. It is essential that families seek the help of a legal advocate who has handled these claims in the past.

The aftermath of a New York pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. Many victims who have lost a loved one in one of these accidents will have questions that they cannot answer on their own. Speaking with an attorney can ensure that you meet all deadlines and gather evidence that is crucial for proving your claim. If you have lost a loved one and you are grieving your losses, you may wonder how you will afford to keep up with a variety of bills. It is crucial that you seek the assistance of an accident attorney.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents over the years. Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they are more likely to lose their lives than other parties on our roads. Losing somebody closest to you can leave you in one of the most difficult positions in your life. We are here for you every step of the way. Please contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 to find out how we can assist you.

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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.