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Brett Anderson Killed In Penfield Van Accident Along Creek Street

Brett Anderson, 57, Died In Penfield Car Accident With Van on Creek Street

Brett Anderson Died In Penfield Pedestrian Accident

PENFIELD, NEW YORK (November 27, 2021) – A 57-year-old man identified as Brett Anderson has tragically died in a car accident after being hit by a van along the shoulder of Creek Street.

Monroe County police are saying that the collision took place shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23rd. Brett Anderson was walking along the shoulder of the road when he was hit by the driver of a van.

Paramedics and authorities were called to the scene of the collision. Brett Anderson was taken to the Rochester General Hospital but later died due to the severity of his injuries.

The driver of the van was not criminally charged, though he was issued a traffic ticket. Monroe county police officials are asking witnesses to reach out to them.

Liability In Penfield Van Accidents

Car Accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death for New Yorkers. According to the New York State Department of Health, “Injuries to pedestrians are among the top 10 leading causes of injury-related hospital admissions and death for almost all age groups In New York State. Approximately 300 pedestrians are killed and 15,000 are injured by motor vehicles each year on the state’s roadways, and more than 3,000 pedestrians are admitted to the hospital annually.” There are a number of steps that drivers can take to help avoid hitting pedestrians.

  • Use caution when approaching stopped vehicles.
  • Use extra caution when driving around schools, playground and neighborhoods.
  • Always look for pedestrians before making turns.
  • Always obey the posted speed limits.
  • Yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections.

All drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), all drivers must yield to pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. When necessary drivers must also use their horn to alert others of their presence. Depending on the specific facts of any case, liability could extend beyond any driver.

If the driver of a van was working at the time of a collision, the company that they were working for could be held at fault. Many vans are used for transportation services. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as the tortious conduct was reasonably foreseeable and a natural consequence of a worker’s job duties. It is extremely important to investigate whether or not the driver of a van was working at the time of a collision.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be taken.
  • All drivers should be interviewed.
  • A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.

The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral costs. In order to win any civil claim plaintiffs will have to demonstrate negligence. A New York pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Penfield  Van Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Brett Anderson. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much. What was the driver of the van doing prior to this collision? Were they distracted? Were they working? Could this tragedy have been prevented? The vast majority of pedestrian collisions can be prevented when drivers slow down and obey all traffic regulations.

Do you need more information about a Penfield van accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer your legal questions. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and information that they deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need an investigation into a collision we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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