BROOKLYN, NY – A fatal auto-pedestrian accident occurred this morning shortly before 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Pearl and Willoughby streets in Brooklyn. According to early reports, the victim, a 40-year old woman, was hit by a car driven by an 81-year-old man while she was crossing the street.
Authorities also say that after striking the pedestrian, the man’s vehicle plowed into scaffolding on a nearby sidewalk, and other pedestrians may have been hurt as well.
The driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash. No news has yet been released about others involved and if anyone else was injured.
The Brooklyn car accident attorneys of Finz & Finz, P.C., are carefully monitoring this story and will update you with the latest news as it is released. Check back here on our blog for more details.
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