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Crown Heights, NY – Man Dies in Fatal Garbage Truck Crash

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Last Updated: 02-08-2022
Last Updated: 02-08-2022
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach

Crown Heights, NY – Man Dies in Fatal Garbage Truck Crash

Posted on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 at 5:37 pm    

Crown Heights, NY (October 13, 2018) – A man died in a fatal garbage truck crash that happened on Thursday morning, October 11. The driver who caused the accident has since been identified as 33-year-old Aaron Gilchrist. Police said that he had been working for the Department of Sanitation since 2005.

The accident took place around 7 a.m. The driver of the garbage truck was driving the wrong way on a street that was marked as a one-way. He tried making a right turn onto Brooklyn Avenue, which is when he struck the victim.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released. They were taken to the hospital and pronounced dead while there.

Gilchrist was suspended at work and the company is still cooperating with police.

New York Fatal Accident

Crown Heights, NY – Man Dies in Fatal Garbage Truck CrashWe wish to extend our warmest and sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Aaron Gilchrist, who are going through an extremely difficult time after the loss of their loved one. When an accident ends in a fatality to another party, a family might wonder where they can turn.

Luckily for you, there are options available. Many families will move forward with what is known as a wrongful death claim, which can help you compensate for a variety of aspects like medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs, burial costs, emotional suffering, and more.

When someone else’s negligence leads to the death of a loved one, we want to help you in the midst of this highly preventable accident that took somebody close to you far before their time. We are committed to helping you receive the results you deserve at Hach & Rose, where the outcome of your case is important to us. If you have lost somebody in a New York accident, give us a call today about your case at 212-779-0057. We are waiting to hear from you.


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