52-year-old Arcellie “Celi” Muschamp was crossing the street when she was hit by a 2011 Dodge Ram pick-up truck as it made a lefthand turn onto Union Street in the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn on Monday, December 20th.
She was pushing a one-year-old child in a stroller when the accident occurred.
Muschamp was able to push the stroller out of the truck’s path but was unable to escape herself.
Muschamp was transported by ambulance to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where she underwent brain surgery and other emergency care. She is currently recovering in the intensive care unit.
The driver of the truck that struck Muschamp has not been identified by name. Police would only say that he was a 68-year-old man and that he remained on the scene after the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Our New York pedestrian accident lawyers are familiar with the physical difficulties that often come with pedestrian injuries. In spite of various safety measures and regulations designed to promote pedestrian awareness and safety, such as sidewalks, crosswalks, and walking bridges, pedestrians are still struck by vehicles every single day. These accidents are usually debilitating. Common injuries include things like broken bones, brain damage, and internal bleeding.
The injuries sustained by a pedestrian can permanently impact the rest of their life. Due to this, injured pedestrians most likely have grounds to seek financial compensation for their injuries, provided that the accident was the result of driver negligence.
Learning all events surrounding the accident is crucial to both attorneys and insurance adjustors in establishing the negligence of a driver and moving forward with your New York personal injury claim.
Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Working with an effective and knowledgeable lawyer after a pedestrian accident will ensure you are able to move forward in the best way possible. Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of families get the justice and compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one.
Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Brooklyn work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward after being injured in a serious pedestrian accident.
The attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help victims by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after being harmed by someone else’s negligence. Contact our New York personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.