David Madden Jr, of Schenectady, Injured In Colonie Collision In Front of Dollar General On 1935 Central Avenue
COLONIE, NEW YORK (January 29, 2022) – A pedestrian from Schenectady identified as David Madden Jr was seriously injured in a car accident in front of a Dollar General store on Central Avenue.
Albany County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. David Madden Jr was hit by a car in front of the Dollar General under unclear circumstances.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. David Madden Jr was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Colonie Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are seriously injured or killed every year in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “n estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a pedestrian accident.
- Drunk driving
- Driver fatigue
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), drivers must take measures to avoid pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. Many collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous turns or who speed down the roadway. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
Any person that is injured in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any collision. A New York City pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Colonie Pedestrian Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to David Madden Jr as he continues to recover. 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 the victim.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that they get the medical and financial support they need to recover. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.