Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY – Man in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver
Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY (January 14, 2019) – A hit-and-run driver is responsible for leaving a man lying in the street with critical injuries Monday morning, January 14. The seriously injurious pedestrian accident was reported to have taken place a little before 1:00 a.m. at the intersection of Third Avenue and 51st Street in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn.
Following the collision, police were called to the scene where they found the victim, identified as Fernando Trejo, 27, lying in the street. Emergency medical crews were dispatched to the accident site where they transported Trejo to Lutheran Medical Center to be treated for injuries that have been considered critical at this time.
According to authorities, Trejo is expected to survive as police are actively searching for the suspected vehicle involved as part of their investigation into the incident. Anyone who may have any information concerning the driver involved is being asked to please contact NYPD’s Crime Stopper’s Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
We would first like to extend our sincere sympathies to Fernando Trejo as we warmly wish for his full recovery. Tragically, pedestrian accidents in New York often prove to be catastrophically injurious or fatal because of the sheer lack of protection between a person and a vehicle at the time of impact.
While it may be extremely challenging, it is essential for victims to know that they may likely have rights after an injury, particularly when their wounds have been caused by the actions of a negligent party. At Hach & Rose, we know that the moments following an unforeseen injury can be extremely stressful, and we adamantly believe that your mind must remain on your physical recovery, first and foremost.
We also understand that as the innocent victim of someone else’s inattentive behavior, you deserve the most compensation possible. If you have been hurt in a New York pedestrian accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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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.