New York, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
NBC New York reported yesterday that a 59 year old Brooklyn man has been charged after he crashed into three cars, drove the wrong way, jumped on the curb, and struck several pedestrians. (Driver Charged in Brooklyn Crash That Killed 9YearOld Boy, Injured 2: Police, November 4, 2013). According to the report, Anthony Byrd was driving on Dekalb Avenue in Brooklyn on Saturday when he struck a parked car while avoiding pedestrians in the crosswalk. Police allege that Byrd then drove onto the sidewalk, hit a building and parked car, began driving the wrong way down Dekalb Avenue, and hit a 28yearold woman in a crosswalk.
According to the report, Byrd allegedly then drove onto the sidewalk and hit a 9yearold boy, a 5yearold boy, and a 48yearold woman. The 9yearold boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The 5yearold and 28year old were taken to the hospital with injuries and the 48yearold was uninjured. According to the report, Police say Byd has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, assault, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, reckless driving, driving wrong direction on a oneway street, failure to yield right of way, and driving a motor vehicle on the sidewalk. NBC had been unable to reach an attorney for Mr. Byrd for comment.
“The sequence of events the police describe sound absolutely terrifying and devastating,” said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & AndrewsSantillo LLP. “It would be inappropriate at this point to comment on the actions of Mr. Byrd while they are still allegations, but certainly our hearts go out to the family of the young boy who died and the other parties injured in the crash. Whatever comes to light, it sounds like it was a terrifying and tragic scene.”
“In the interim, the families of the 9yearold boy and those who were injured would be wise to speak with an attorney. Of course, nothing can replace the loss of a loved one or erase the trauma of being injured in an auto accident, but it is important that all parties involved know their rights so they take appropriate action if they so desire. Anyone who is injured in an accident or who loses a loved one to an accident may have one or more claims to pursue, and it is essential to consult with an experienced attorney who will know what claims to file against what parties and how to do so accurately and efficiently. Victims of accidents and their loved ones are already in a vulnerable position, and speaking with a compassionate, knowledgeable attorney can at least offer the peace of mind that claims are being pursued correctly and vigorously,” said Munawar.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, medical condition, or worse, as a result of an auto accident in New York, contact a New York Auto Accident lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.
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