On the morning of August 4th, Yelena Gervolskaya, a 75-year-old pedestrian and a beloved family member, lost her life after being struck by both a dump truck and a Jeep at the intersection of Shore Parkway and Shell Road in Gravesend, Brooklyn. Both drivers fled the scene; however, they have now been identified by the police. As of now, no charges have been filed against either of them.
Both vehicles hit the victim while making a left turn
Yelena Gervolskaya, a respected college professor, was attempting to cross the intersection when the accident took place. The sequence of events unfolded quickly: first, a 2017 Mack dump truck making a left turn onto Shell Road hit Gervolskaya, followed by a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was also making the same turn. The impact caused severe head trauma, leading to her passing at the scene.
The fact that both drivers left the scene of the accident has raised significant legal questions
The ongoing investigation aims to determine whether the drivers were aware of the collision but chose not to stop, potentially constituting a criminal offense. Legal action is crucial in cases like this to ensure accountability and provide some closure to the grieving family.
The experienced dump truck accident attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf in NYC have a proven track record of helping families secure rightful compensation for their losses. Recently, they obtained a substantial settlement for the family of a 58-year-old mother who tragically lost her life in an accident involving a dump truck. In another case tried by our managing partner, Ben Rubinowitz, the jury awarded a $42 million verdict to the family of a sanitation worker who was killed when run over by a sanitation truck.
As the investigation continues, the community mourns the loss of Yelena Gervolskaya and seeks justice for her untimely death. This accident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and responsible driving, prompting us all to prioritize the safety of pedestrians and motorists.
Picture of the location of the fatal accident: courtesy of Google Map