Teenage Pedestrian Critically Injured By Street Sign Following Staten Island Car Accident
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (November 21, 2023) – A 19-year-old pedestrian has tragically died in a Staten Island car accident along Richmond Road.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:10 a.m. on Monday. Two vehicles were involved in a collision when one of them hit a street sign.
The force of the impact cause a street sign to collide with a male pedestrian. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
He was taken to a local area hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Staten Island Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured each year. According to the NHTSA, “Unfortunately, pedestrian injuries and fatalities remain high. In 2021, 7,388 pedestrians were killed – a 13% increase from 2020 – and more than 60,000 pedestrians were injured nationwide. NHTSA raises awareness of the dangers to pedestrians and provides tips to keep pedestrians safe.” Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting any pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injure din a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the pedestrian injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Staten Island pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.