Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 12:12 am
Bay Ridge, NY (January 27, 2019) – An 88-year-old woman in Bay Ridge was struck in a fatal pedestrian crash that took place when her own vehicle hit her.
At the time, Alba Mazza drove her vehicle up to the garage on 96th Street near Shore Road around 5:50 p.m. When she got out of her vehicle and opened her garage door, the vehicle rolled forward and crushed her.
When police arrived at the scene of the accident, Mazza was found on the ground with severe trauma to her body. She was rushed to the hospital and promptly pronounced deceased.
Police spoke with those who were neighbors or in the area at the time of the accident, but the accident remains under investigation at this time.
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We wish to extend our warmest thoughts and sympathies to those involved in this horrific accident and to the loved ones who have lost somebody closest to them. Pedestrian accidents are commonly fatal due to the fact that these individuals are most susceptible to sustaining serious injuries at the time of impact. While it can be terribly challenging to deal with the aftermath of one of these accidents, you as the loved ones have many rights under New York law and we will help you file for compensation with the help of our pedestrian accident attorneys on your side.
At Hach & Rose, we recognize that there is nothing quite as traumatic as dealing with the aftermath of a pedestrian accident where a loved one was taken from you too soon. Our accident attorneys are entirely devoted to assisting those who have lost somebody closest to them so unexpectedly due to the blatant carelessness of others. Contact us to find out what we can do for you at 212-779-0057.
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