Pedestrian Killed in Chain Reaction Car Crash in Brooklyn

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BROOKLYN, NY – A pedestrian was struck and killed at a crosswalk following a multi-vehicle collision on Sunday evening.

According to New York Daily News, the crash occurred around 7:15 p.m. on July 5. Mariya Ursachenko, 58, was walking in the crosswalk at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Avenue J when a black 2015 KIA Optima sped through a red light and hit another vehicle.

The driver, 25-year-old Mohamed Nasim, crashed into 2015 Lexus at the intersection. The force of the collision pushed the Lexus into the crosswalk, striking Ursachenko.

After the initial crash, the Kia continued driving and subsequently hit a 2019 Infiniti SUV. Nasim then left his vehicle and fled the accident on foot. However, police located and arrested him shortly afterward.

Urasachenko was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center with severe head trauma. She was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival.

The 26-year-old driver of the Lexus sustained injuries from the accident and was transported to Coney Island Hospital for treatment. Officials on the scene reported that the motorist was in stable condition. The 38-year-old driver in the Infiniti was not injured during the crash.

Mohamed Nasim is facing charges of manslaughter, vehicular assault, and reckless driving, among other charges for the fatal accident.

Contact a New York Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrian collisions make up approximately 48% of fatal car accidents in New York City, causing around 200 pedestrian deaths each year. If you’ve been hurt or if your loved one was killed in a  pedestrian accident in New York City, contact the New York pedestrian accident lawyers at Finz & Finz P.C. today for a free consultation on your case.