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Box Truck Accident Ends in Pedestrian Fatality

Box Truck Accident Ends in Pedestrian Fatality

Brooklyn, NY – An accident occurred between a box truck and a pedestrian on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. The accident happened at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Bedford Avenue around 7 a.m. 

According to reports, a 63-year-old man was struck as the truck’s driver made a left turn from Flushing Avenue onto Bedford Avenue. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are investigating the cause of the accident. 

Pedestrian Accidents 

Unfortunately, there are over 6,500 pedestrian accident deaths each year. Pedestrian accidents can usually be traced back to an inattentive driver. In this devastating accident, the family of the victim should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the collision. This includes reviewing:  

  • Police accident report  
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol   
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol   
  • Phone and texting records of the driver  
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident   
  • Inspection of road conditions  
  • Accident history on the road  
  • Evaluation if crosswalks are located and striped per code 
  • Timing of traffic signals 
  • Video from apartment buildings on this intersection 
  • Video from the truck 
  • Route the truck was traveling 
  • Driver accident history 
  • Vehicle accident history 
  • Recent maintenance history  
  • Dispatcher notes regarding this trip  
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system  
  • Timing of traffic signals 

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in pedestrian accidents get the best result possible and have found some common causes of pedestrian accidents include: 

  • Distracted driving 
  • Failure to yield right of way 
  • Speeding 
  • Aggressive driving 
  • Inexperienced driving 
  • Fatigue 
  • Alcohol or drug involvement 
  • Backing up unsafely 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.  

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

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