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Gravesend, Brooklyn, NY – Update: Identity of Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run, Released

Gravesend, Brooklyn, NY (December 12, 2018) – More details have been released concerning the fatal hit-and-run accident that took place Tuesday night, December 11. 57-year-old Francine Labarbara has been identified as the woman who was tragically struck and killed at a Brooklyn intersection, according to authorities.

Additionally, police have also apprehended the driver who struck Labarbara and then fled the scene. 55-year-old Susan Liebowitz has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield, and failure to exercise due care.

The deadly incident was initially reported to have occurred when Labarbara was walking with groceries in the vicinity of West Second Street and Avenue Y. Labarbara was struck by a vehicle driven by Liebowitz who then fled the area without offering assistance or calling authorities. Labarbara was a single mother of two and was sadly killed only feet away from her apartment, according to police.

No further details have been released at this time.

New York Pedestrian Accidents

Gravesend Brooklyn NY – Update: Identity of Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run, Released

Our deepest condolences are wholeheartedly extended to the family, friends, and other loved ones of Francine Labarbara as they cope with this devastating accident, first and foremost. New York pedestrian accidents are all-too-frequently fatal due to the susceptibility of the victim at the time of impact. While it can be extremely difficult, it is also terribly important for the bereaved family to know that they may likely have the right to be compensated for their losses.

At Hach & Rose, our knowledgeable and experienced NewYork accident attorneys can guide you along the often problematic path toward obtaining reimbursement. We are especially proud of our passion for holding reckless and criminal drivers liable for the devastation that they inflict. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident in New York, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 and let us put our proficiency to work for you today.

Note: Secondary sources were used to create this piece and, because of this, the information included has not been independently verified. If you notice a factual issue with our posting, please bring it to our attention and we will correct or remove it as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.


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