One person is dead and two others are in the hospital following a serious crash in Fort Greene, according to local sources. New York police responded to the car accident that claimed the life of a 30-year-old woman and injured two other people. The driver involved in the accident has been charged by police and has been taken into custody.
According to the accident report, around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, an SUV driven by a 39-year-old man apparently swerved to avoid a bus that had slowed down. His vehicle jumped the curb and ran into three pedestrians on the sidewalk. Apparently the driver was uninjured in the crash.
The three pedestrians did not fare so well. A 30-year-old woman was critically injured and rushed to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Two other individuals, a 37-year-old and a 75-year-old, are both reported to be in stable condition after being taken to hospitals themselves. The driver involved has been charged with driving without insurance and unlicensed operation. Further charges may be pending, depending upon the outcome of the police investigation.
City driving can be potentially hazardous, which is why every New York driver is required to carry car insurance. Since the driver believed responsible for this car accident did not have insurance, the family of the deceased victim and the other injured victims will need to explore their own insurance policies for underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage. If available, a claim may be made against the insurance company. If the driver is convicted of a crime connected to this accident, he will most likely be ordered to pay restitution, but there is no guarantee that he will be able to pay.
Source: pix11.com, “One dead, 2 hurt after SUV jumps curb in Fort Greene“, Nichole Musumeci and Myles Miller, Dec. 6, 2015