Man Charged in Fatal Brooklyn Hit-and-Run Traffic Crash

A 44-year-old man was recently charged with leaving the scene of a fatal traffic accident that killed a young married couple and their unborn baby in Brooklyn. According to Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, additional indictments are also possible. The wreck allegedly occurred around 1:30 am on March 3rd when the man drove a car into a livery cab while travelling about 60 miles per hour in Williamsburg. Two 21-year-old passengers reportedly died as a result of the injuries they sustained in the wreck. Doctors purportedly delivered the couple's unborn son prematurely, but he died the following day at New York's Bellevue Hospital. The driver of the livery cab also allegedly sustained minor injuries in the fatal collision.

The 44-year-old motorist reportedly surrendered to police four days after the crash. Although it is unclear whether he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs when the deadly wreck occurred, New York police stated the man was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol in February. If convicted, the alleged hit-and-run driver could face life in prison.

Unfortunately, you are placed at risk of being injured or killed every time you travel in a motor vehicle on the roadways in New York. Too often, innocent victims are hurt or die due to the actions of a negligent motorist. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a traffic wreck, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for medical costs, lost benefits and wages, pain and suffering, any resulting disability, funeral expenses, and more.

In New York, the victim in a hit-and-run accident may be able to collect damages for any harm sustained even if the motorist who caused his or her injuries is not apprehended. In addition to filing an uninsured motorist claim, certain crash victims may be entitled to recover compensation from the New York Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation. Because the amount of time during which you may file your New York personal injury claim is limited, you should contact a quality personal injury attorney to discuss your rights as soon as possible after any injury accident.

Contact the experienced lawyers at the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC if you were hurt or a family member died as a result of a hit-and-run or other traffic collision in New York. At the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC, our hardworking Brooklyn personal injury and accident law attorneys are available to help the victims of unexpected traffic wrecks receive the compensation they deserve. Our hardworking lawyers have more than 45 years of experience assisting clients who are located in New York and New Jersey. To speak with a dedicated attorney about your personal injury or wrongful death case, please contact the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC through the law firm's website or give us a call at (212) 835-6768 in New York City.

Additional Resources:

Suspect in Hit-and-Run Accident That Killed Parents, Baby, Has Recent DWI Arrest, by Anthony Castellano and Dean Schabner, abcnews.go.com

Brooklyn crash suspect Julio Acevedo indicted in Glaubers' hit-and-run deaths, by Karl De Vries, newyork.newsday.com