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Donald Watson Killed In Carthage Car Accident On State Street

Donald Watson, of Natura Bridge, Died in Carthage Car Accident With Pickup Truck On State Street

Donald Watson Killed In Carthage Car Accident On State Street

ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (February 18, 2022) – A man identified as Donald Watson has tragically died in a Carthage car accident along State Street.

Oneida County police are saying that the accident took place around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10. Donald Watson was crossing the street when he was hit by a pickup truck.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Donald Watson was taken to the Carthage Hospital with critical injuries.

Sadly, he died at the hospital. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Carthage Car Accidents

The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are totally preventable and due to human error. According to the New York Department of Health, “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. It is important for both drivers and pedestrians to pay attention and follow the law to prevent injuries.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident.

  •  Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver intoxication
  • Inclement weather

If a driver is negligent and hits a pedestrian they can be held at fault through a civil claim. Negligence is the failure to exercise the reasonable caution necessary in order to avoid causing accidents. For example, speeding could be considered negligent because speeding increases the likelihood that drivers will lose control of their vehicles and be involved in a collision. If the driver of a pickup truck was working at the time of a collision, the company that they were working for could be held at fault. Pickup trucks are used in many industries including landscaping and construction. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a collision.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.

The family of any victim that died in a collision may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations to keep in mind.

Investigating A Carthage Car Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Donald Watson. 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.

Do you need more information about a collision that took place in Carthage? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you might have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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