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$10.5M to Brooklyn grandmother who lost leg in 2012 hit & run

A civil jury has awarded 10.5 million to a Brooklyn grandmother who lost her leg after an out-of-control driver ran into her at a city bus stop.

The 63-year-old grandmother Deborah Munize, had her whole world turn upside-down early morning, April 14, 2012, as she waited to take the bus to church.

A black cab, driven by then-20-year-old Maximo Espinal, jumped the curb at Montrose and Graham Aves. in Williamsburg.

Espinal after striking Munize drove off leaving his car’s bumper and license plate in the middle of the street. he ended up tuning himself in to NYPD 90th precinct stationhouse.

He pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and served two years in prison.

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Civil Liability and Compensation in a Hit and Run Accident Case

“Hit and run traffic accident are more severe than any ordinary traffic accident, because the responsible driver has fled the scene.

According to New York Car Accident Lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, “This is now an intentional or reckless act causing harm — a criminal act”. In New York the victim is covered under No-Fault insurance.

No-fault insurance pay medical bills and lost earnings when an individual is injured in from a car accident, regardless of who was at fault for the crash. A no-fault claim is typically made through the personal injury protection (PIP) provisions of a car insurance policy. New York is a no-fault state.

 

Weekend Hit-And-Runs In NYC

Over the weekend, three people have  died in the hit-and-run incidents.

Sunday a car struck a pedestrian at Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

The driver ran a red light and hit a man crossing Fifth Avenue and fled the scene, according to NYPD

The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This accident was one of many hit-and-run crashes across the city over the weekend.

  • A Brooklyn crash, according to NYPD to the life of Besik Shenglia who was hit by an unidentified vehicle on 111st Street in Ozone Park, Queens.
  • On Sunday, Jose Contreras was struck and killed by a SUV near the entrance of the Cross Bronx Expressway at Webster Avenue in the Tremont section of the Bronx. The SUV kept going, police said. Contreras was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • In the SoHo, a 30-year-old man was struck and seriously injured at 568 Broadway near Prince Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
  • In Queens, a 22-year-old woman was hit by a car at Guy Brewer Boulevard and 119th Avenue in South Jamaica.

Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer weighs in , “It never ceases to amaze me how anyone can hit someone with their car just keep driving off.  Leaving the scene of an accident is just plain stupid.  You will only make matters worse for yourself!” Paul Ajlouny said.

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In 2014 the City Council passed a bill fining hit-and-run drivers up to $10,000 and possible jail time.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Vision Zero initiative is in place in order to reduce traffic fatalities, and says it’s working. Is it? After this tragic weekend, makes us wonder.

Statistics show that there were a shocking 4,000 hit-and-run crashes that resulted in serious injury or death in 2015.

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In New York Call to Improve Pedestrian Safety Is Renewed

Here’s some free advice New York:

  • Drivers Slow Down.
  • Don’t Drink and Drive.
  • Pedestrians Look Both Ways
  • Never, ever leave the scene of an accident.

 

New York Hit and Run. “didn’t see” The Victim Doesn’t Fly!

In New York City, most drivers who hit people with their vehicle and then flee the scene are rarely ever charged with a crime. The police fist of all need to find them to make an arrest, in order to get a hit-and-run conviction, according to New York state law.

In any case prosecuting attorneys still need to prove a driver knew he or she hit someone and caused injury. Story at the intersection is, that pedestrian accidents in New York are dropped, or just not pursued at all, once a driver claims he “didn’t see” the victim. Have they though?

Since the beginning of 2016 there are there have been 4 hit and runs to count so far.

  • Just this Friday morning, Jan 22, 2016 12:12 pm, a 15-Year-Old Boy In Critical Condition Following Williamsburg Hit-And-Run.
  • A 29-year-old man was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing northbound lanes of the FDR in Kips Bay on January 8, 2016.
  • Another hit-and-run driver careened into the Gowanus Canal on Monday, January 18, 2016, after striking another vehicle on Court Street.
  • On Thursday, officers arrested the driver of a Ryder rental truck who they say fatally struck a cyclist in Sheepshead Bay on Tuesday.

New York has adopted hit-and-run civil penalties depend on the drivers’ word.

Increasing penalties for drivers who leave the scene of a crash without reporting it. How many hit-and-runs there have been so far this year in New York City.

NYPD Reports a whopping 34,000 hit and flee accidents. 4,000 of those “personal injury”, leaving the scene. 48 of the 4000 were considered “catastrophic injury”.

Think about that number 4,000 personal injuries in which a driver injured or killed someone in New York and then fled.

2015 Statistics according to NYPD reports:
48 catastrophic hit-and-runs
28 suspects were arrested
480 arrests
475 moving summonses.

According to New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny,  with the law firm of Ajlouny Injury Law,  “Fleeing the scene of an accident where a person is fatally struck should never be down-played! Pedestrian lives matter — All lives matter, there’s no excuse for fleeing the scene of an accident!” says Mr.Ajlouny.

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Hurt in hit-and-run crashes in New York. New York Pedestrian Lives matter!

 

Hit and run crash in the Bronx

Breaking: A man in his 30’s was killed Monday afternoon in a hit-and-run in Marble Hill, the Bronx, New York.

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Man killed in hit-and-run crash in the Bronx.

It happened around 7 p.m. after a man was found in the street at 225th Street in Broadway in Marble Hill.

The neighborhood is borders in Manhattan, but is located in the Bronx.

The No. 1 train tracks run directly over Broadway in the neighborhood.

The victim was rushed to New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center, and pronounced dead, according to police.

The driver fled the scene. The vehicle was described as a Dodge Magnum.

Teens hit-and-run victims in the Bronx

Dylon Ramirez a 16-year-old boy is dead after he was struck by two cars in the Bronx.  Both cars fled the scene.

Hit and run accident kills teen critically injures another.

The teens were were on Crawford Avenue crossing east at Baychester when hit by a car that drove off!

A 15-year-old girl suffered critical injuries in the accident early evening Sunday.

According to authorities the teens were crossing Baychester Avenue when they were struck by a Honda Accord traveling north.

They say 16-year-old Dylon Ramirez was then hit by another car going south. Both drivers fled the scene but the driver of the Honda returned and was taken into custody

Both teens were taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where Ramirez was pronounced dead. The 15-year-old is listed in critical condition.

UPDATE: Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed Bronx teen

Police have arrested Shawn Williams, 26, as the hit-and-run driver that killed 16-year-old Dylon Ramirez and critically injured a 15 year old teenage girl. Williams was headed north on Baychester Avenue when he hit the two youths as they crossed the road near Crawford Avenue.

Williams is charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death and Reckless Driving.

Police are still searching for the second driver.

Felony Hit-and-Run in New York:

In New York If the accident results in serious injury and a driver flees, the crime is considered a felony, punishable by a fine between $2,000 and $5,000 and additional penalties, including prison time.

Paul  Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer, responds to this very tragic accident. “People need to just slow down and drive with caution. We all need to yield to pedestrians on our city the streets, because as seen in this devastating accident that has taken the life of a young teenage boy and has critically injured a young girl.

It’s simple, SLOW  DOWN and save life. Condolences to the Ramirez family.” Says Mr. Ajloluny.

Hit-and-Run Kills Brooklyn Photographer

It sadly inevitable that New Years would not just be a time to celebrate, but also time to grieve.

In New York City, Guler Ugur-Yaaobi a 44-year-old photographer was killed in a hit-and-run in Morningside Heights on New Year’s Eve, according to police.

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Guler Ugur-Yaaobi was killed by a black SUV That fled scene at Amsterdam Avenue near West 113th Street.

Guler Ugur-Yaaobi, a resident of Kensington in Brooklyn, was crossing Amsterdam Avenue near West 113th Street at about 6 p.m. when she was struck by a black SUV heading north.

She was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The vehicle did not remain at the scene. No further description was available.

Amsterdam Avenue and West 115th has been the scene of other pedestrian accidents in the past. On August 27, 2014, a pedestrian was struck and injured by a black Lincoln town car at the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and 116th Street.

4 year old Ariel Russo died after she and her 55-year-old grandmother were pinned at 8:15 a.m. by a vehicle on Amsterdam Ave. near W. 97th St. The suspect has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter.

Paul Ajlouny, New York City car accident lawyer, breaks down New York streets that have been sited as dangerous for crossing pedestrians.”West End Avenue from West 61st street to West 75th street, West 66th street from West End Avenue to Columbus Avenue, West 72nd street from West End Avenue to Broadway and West 71st street at Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue are notorious for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

Cars often speed along these roadways.” sites Mr. Ajlouny.

This accident, well not really an accident since the driver that hit Guler Ugur-Yaaobi left the scene, is a tragic reminder that no one is safe on NYC streets, especially on a day we should be celebrating.

Our deepest condolences to Guler Ugur-Yaaobi family in this unbearably, tragic time.” continues Mr. Ajouny.

Mr. Ajlouny goes on to say, “Hopefully the family will get justice and the driver that hit Guler Ugur-Yaaobi will be apprehended.”

There are many pedestrian safety issues that plague the upper west side that include:

  • Lack of enforcement and ticketing of drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians.
  • Signal timing – Not enough time to cross the street.
  • No commercial vehicle signs.
  • Jaywalking.
  • Speeding vehicles.
  • Turning vehicles.
NYC streets are not easy streets for pedestrians to cross.

There are some streets that are wide and carry enormous traffic volumes, often times traveling at high speed. Speed being the contributing factor to a significant number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities every year in New York.

Teen Fatally Struck NYC

New York teen killed in hit and run.

Fatal pedestrian accident

Mohammad Nyam Uddin was fatally struck In New York Hit and Run.

Family of 14-year-old Mohommad Uddin calls for safety at site of fatal hit-and-run – News 12 Brooklyn http://bit.ly/mohommaduddin Such a tragic and devastating situation. No words can take away the pain of the grieving family. This is a heartbreaking situation.

Prayers to the family. In such situations words aren’t much helpful. Actions, however so that this child was not lost in vain, need to be taken.

Our Brooklyn, New York streets need to be safer.

Mohammad Nyam Uddin was fatally struck at the intersection of East 7th Street and Caton Avenue last Thursday after 78-year-old Lynn Reynolds made a sharp left turn and drove off after hitting him.

In New York City, our signal system for pedestrians — allows drivers to make a turn at the same time pedestrians have a green light — As seen in this sad a fatal accident.

In New York most pedestrians who die are killed in the crosswalk, when they have the light, by turning vehicles not yielding to them. This was also seen a year ago, with three-year-old girl Allison Liao walking with her grandmother, who was hit and killed and the driver ended up not even getting a traffic ticket.

Something has to change.

New York car accident attorney, Paul Ajlouny, states. “Pedestrians are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents every year and looking at the existing numbers of 2014 are still on the rise, even with the new speed limit in place.” say’s Mr. Ajlouny,  New York City streets are dangerous with hundreds of pedestrians killed as a result of being struck by speeding or distracted drivers.”

Pedestrian killed by hit and run driver – Memorial Art

Luis Bravo was killed by a hit and run driver in Woodside, Queens, last year. Police have not found the driver. The number of you children and teens and killed by vehicles in New York City streets has almost doubled between 2011 and 2013.

Luis Bravo, a young man and a friend, 18 and 19, were walking on east on Broadway in Woodside when he was hit by the driver of a dark-colored sedan, that was traveling south on 58th Street.

Luis was the fifth New York City pedestrian within a two weeks period time frame to be killed by a driver that fled the scene. In three of the five crashes, the driver was caught.

They never did apprehend the driver that struck Luis.

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Luis Bravo was killed by a hit and run driver in Woodside, Queens.

The hit and run fatal crash happened at 108th Precinct, where four other pedestrians have been killed by reckless drivers in 2013.

Paul Ajlouny, New York personal Injury attorney, weighs in, “Hit-and-run crashes and fatalities are out of control in New York.  comments Mr. Ajlouny, “hopefully heartbreaking street art in memory of the victims will open the eyes of everyone involved, pedestrians and motorists alike.”

2014 Hit and Run Accidents:

  • A teenager involved in hit-and-run accident in the Bronx. The 17-year-old pedestrian was crossing the street near Grand Concourse and East 176th.
  • Man killed by hit and run driver. A hit-and-run driver ­fatally struck a Brooklyn pedestrian crossing the street. Bryan Loughran, 32, was crossing Gerritsen Avenue in Marine Park at 2:45 a.m. when he was struck.
  • Former NYPD cop charged with hit-and-run of teen. An NYPD cop who retired on disability was arrested for a Long Island hit-and-run accident that killed a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome.
  • A young man miraculously survived getting mowed down by a driver who was racing down a Queens sidewalk — suffering only minor injuries despite the horrific impact.
  • Good Samaritan chases down hit-and-run driver. A Good Samaritan chased down a hit-and-run driver who rammed into a mechanic working on a Brooklyn sidewalk.
  • A man riding a dirt bike through the streets of East Harlem was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident.
  • 68-year-old severely injured by hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn while attempting to cross the street.
  • Bicyclist struck, killed by BMW on hit-and-run rampage. A BMW driver struck and killed a bicyclist in Bushwick and then hit an SUV while fleeing the wrong way down a one-way street.
  • Man fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in Queens. Cops are looking for a dark Chevy Blazer that struck and killed a man in Long Island City. Police identified the victim as Kumar Ragunath, 64, of Jamaica.
  • A Manhattan widow says the city needs to reconsider a slow zone that the DOT rejected just two days before her husband was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Antonio Ramirez,…
  • Cops hunting ATV biker who ‘mowed down officer’. Cops are looking for this bone-headed biker who allegedly mowed down a cop in East New York.
  • Man struck in Lower East Side hit-run. A man is clinging to life after a hit-and-run accident on the Lower East Side, cops said. The victim was attempting to cross Hester Street and Bowery.

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