James McCloskey, a 71-year-old Brooklyn resident, was critically injured yesterday in Brooklyn when a pick-up truck jumped the curb and crashed into a bus stop, smashing through its glass wall and into the victim. The Brooklyn serious injury lawyers are bringing you a sad update on his condition.
Today, the New York City Police Department, according to a Daily News report, has announced that Mr. James McCloskey has passed away as a result of the violent collision. This is yet another tragedy for a helpless pedestrian on a Brooklyn street. It seems to be happening far too often. Our condolences go out to those that were close to Mr. McCloskey.
What were the circumstances of this fatal car accident? The accident occurred at about 11:40a.m. on Tuesday in the Dyker Heights area of Brooklyn. Mr. McCloskey was reportedly sitting at the bus stop, waiting for the B4 bus when the pickup truck suddenly vaulted onto the sidewalk and into him. The pickup truck, a 1996 Dodge Ram, had collided with a minivan at the intersection of 13th Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway before it crashed into the bus stop and Mr. McCloskey. Some witnesses say the pickup truck ran a red light. Residents of the area have also reported that this is a dangerous intersection. Anyone that knows this section of Brooklyn knows that the residents are not exaggerating.
Whatever the investigation reveals, the grief and pain experienced by those close with James McCloskey will be overwhelming. His sudden death will haunt those that loved him.
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Source: NY Daily News