Amelia Grant Killed in Truck Accident on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY -- December 28, 2022, Amelia Grant was killed after an accident which allegedly involved in unlicensed driver.
Current information available suggests the incident happened at around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Utica Avenue and St. Johns Place. 75-year-old Amelia Grant was identified as a woman who was said to be crossing the road when a commercial truck hit her. Grant was seriously injured due to the collision, and details say she was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, there are allegations the truck driver involved was unlicensed. News sources also claim that the truck involved has six tickets on its record for "non-moving violations." Right now, further specifics are unavailable, but the possibility of these factors is beyond concerning. An unlicensed driver is bad enough. One behind the wheel of a commercial truck is even worse. But the mention that this truck belongs to a local business is absolutely infuriating to think about.
Put simply, a company with multiple fines, tickets, administrative penalties, reckless drivers, etc., are a danger to their communities. If a truck has a record of numerous infractions, there could be a few explanations, and those possibilities have serious implications for the community as a whole.
One is that they have a driver on their team who frequently breaks the law. Another is that the truck had multiple drivers making mistakes, meaning the company may have an issue with training or properly vetting its drivers and ensuring they can do their jobs safely. And another possibility is that somehow the nature of the work itself makes it impossible to do that work safely in New York City, which could require an even more serious look into what keeps going wrong here.
So while there could certainly be charges for a particular driver here should evidence of wrongdoing come to light, experience tells me that likely wouldn't be the end of the story. There's no doubt a family here that deserves answers, but the possibility there could be a local business putting others at risk is too serious to take lightly.