According to an online news report on streetsblog.org, a teen driver tragically hit and killed a pedestrian in Brooklyn, New York. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred at a dangerous intersection, the Department of Transportation officials reported.
The Department of Transportation’s initial accident report states that a 17-year-old was crossing Kings Highway by the dangerous intersection at Avenue K. Tragically, a 19-year-old driver in a BMW sedan crashed into the pedestrian. The victim was transported to Kings County Hospital, where he tragically passed away. The unnamed driver remained at the accident scene and has not been criminally charged, police stated.
The NYPD did not answer questions about the investigation or if the driver was driving distracted or speeding before the collision. The NYPD also refused to answer whether or not the driver had the traffic light. Police also failed to state whether the driver was on a service road or driving along Kings Highway. According to the news reporters, there were several questions left unanswered.
In 2021, there were more than 450 accidents at that location. Those accidents injured 256 motorists, 32 pedestrians, and 19 bicyclists along the five miles between the Queens border and McDonald Avenue. DOT statistics also show that both road deaths and pedestrian deaths are up double-digit percentages over 2021, according to DOT statistics. The NYPD states that pedestrian injuries rose by 33.5 percent over last year.
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