A young boy was injured in a pedestrian accident in New York City earlier last month. The victim, who has remained unnamed because he is a minor, was struck by a car in front of a building housing multiple schools in Bedford-Stuyvesant. He was apparently crossing the street in front of 70 Tompkins Avenue in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn when a car failed to stop and struck him.
The building houses three middle schools: Success Academy Charter School Bed-Stuy, The School for the Urban Environment, and P.S. 368. It’s unclear if there were any crossing guards or adults monitoring the sidewalks and crosswalks at the time of this latest accident.
Rescue crews arrived within minutes and rushed the boy to nearby Kings County Hospital. He was alert and conscious at the time. At least one eyewitness to the crosswalk accident in Bedford-Stuyvesant said the boy look as if he may have had a broken leg.
This isn’t the first time a student has been injured in front of a Bed-Stuy school. Last year a female special needs student was struck in front of the Brooklyn Transition Center on Hopkins Street.
Children are one of the populations most at risk for crosswalk accidents in New York City. They (and the elderly) represent a disproportionate number of victims of automobile crashes and, because they’re often so small, suffer some of the worst injuries in these crashes. It’s every driver’s responsibility to obey all signs and warning lights within a school zone. If the at fault driver in this latest pedestrian accident in Bed-Stuy failed to do so, the parents can bring a civil action on behalf of the young victim to recover for the child’s pain and suffering.
If your young child has been injured in a crosswalk in front of a school anywhere in the city, contact the experienced New York crosswalk accident attorneys at the Law Office of Nussin S. Fogel. Call 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 today for your free consultation.