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01 January 2018

UPDATE: Helen Malinowski Killed In Livery Car Accident Near Dyker Lights In Brooklyn By 11th Street and 81st Street

 

Fatal Crash: Helen Malinowski Killed In Livery Car Accident Near Dyker Lights In Brooklyn

Helen Malinowski Died In Fatal Livery Car Accident By  Dyker Lights Holiday Display In Brooklyn By 11th Street and 81st Street

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (December 19, 2017) – An 89-year-old woman was killed in a tragic car accident by the Dyker Lights In Brooklyn by 11th Avenue and 81st Street.

Brooklyn police have been able to identify the woman that died in the accident involving the livery cab as Helen Malinowski.

Helen Malinowski was a passenger in the livery car when the driver of a 2009 Kia traveling eastbound ran into the car she was in at the intersection by 8th Street.

The driver of the livery cab was arrested for driving on a suspended license.

Firefighers and paramedics rushed to the scene of the crash in order to assist Helen Malinowski for her injuries. Unfortunately, she sustained critical injuries and later died as a result of the crash.

LIABILITY IN LIVERY CAR ACCIDENTS

The driver of a livery cab has a responsibility to drive in a manner that is reasonably safe in order to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always end up happening. When a cab driver fails to drive in a reasonably safe manner and causes an accident, the company that they work for may be vicariously liable. In addition to driver negligence, poor road design may also contribute to an accident. If, for example, an intersection lacks important safety features that are contributing to accidents, the city may be liable. An intersection may be dangerous if it lacks a traffic light, is poorly lit, is obstructed by foliage or for many other reasons.

Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic livery car accident that killed Helen Malinowski by the Dyker Lights in Brooklyn. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family as they continue to mourn such an incredible loss. We encourage anyone that may have seen what happened to contact the New York Police Department. Moreover, we encourage city officials to investigate the intersection involved thoroughly to make sure that it isn’t dangerous.

If you or someone that you love has been involved in an accident with a livery cab, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.