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New York hit-and-run car identified

New York police have released a photograph of a blue Hyundai sedan that they believe was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Brooklyn on Nov. 5, which left a 46-year-old woman seriously injured. According to the NYPD, a photograph of the vehicle was taken by a witness, which helped them locate the car.

According to a police report, the woman was struck at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Union Street. The sedan is said to have struck the woman as she crossed Fourth Avenue in a marked crosswalk. Witnesses of the accident told police that the car had been traveling northbound on Fourth Avenue and had run a red light before striking the woman.

Several individuals said the woman was unconscious at the scene. She was transported to the nearby Lutheran Medical Center with a serious head injury. The woman was originally reported to be in critical condition, but this evaluation was changed to stable on Nov. 7. Reports did not indicate if the Hyundai driver is facing criminal charges.

The safety of pedestrians is reliant on motorists remaining alert and obeying all traffic laws, and they may suffer catastrophic injuries when these standards are not met. Pedestrians struck by a motor vehicle might require prolonged medical treatment and physical therapy, and they might also be required to take significant time away from work as they recover. When a pedestrian is injured because of a driver's negligent actions, a personal injury attorney may pursue civil remedies on their behalf. This type of lawsuit could seek compensation for an accident victim's medical care expenses as well as lost income.

Source: CBS New York , "Police Release Photo Of Car Allegedly Involved In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run", November 07, 2014

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