Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 11:38 pm
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (May 9, 2019) – Police reported on a 25-year-old woman who was hit by a car that fled the scene while walking in a crosswalk on Wednesday afternoon, May 9th. The incident happened at approximately 3:00 p.m. at the intersection of Middleton Street and Lee Avenue, according to authorities.
The victim, identified as Miriam Katz, 25, landed on the hood of the vehicle before hitting the ground and rolling to the other side of the intersection. Police stated that a silver sedan sideswiped another driver at the stoplight before striking Katz. The driver of that vehicle used the sidewalk to flee the scene.
Paramedics were summoned to the accident site where they transported Katz to Bellevue Hospital. She is being treated for a broken tibia, clavicle, and pelvis at this time. The silver sedan was later recovered but police are still searching for the driver.
Anyone with any information is being asked to please contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Before moving on, our most genuinely heartfelt sympathies are extended to Miriam Katz as we retain optimism for her full recovery. Pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly fatal or seriously injurious, especially those which involve seriously reckless and blatantly negligent or criminal drivers. While it can be undoubtedly difficult, it is important for victims to know that they may have very substantial rights following such an incident.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to those who have unjustly suffered due to the actions of another party. We understand that there is hardly anything as challenging as recovering from an unexpected injury, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you have been hurt in a New York pedestrian accident, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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