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Elderly Pedestrian Dies After Fatally Struck in Downtown Manhattan

New york car accidentA 91-year-old pedestrian man was fatally struck by a car in downtown Manhattan, New York on January 25th. He was crossing Canal Street at the intersection of Elizabeth Street around 6:30 a.m. when he was struck by a car belonging to the New York City Sanitation Department. The elderly man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition suffering from trauma all over his body. He passed away from his injuries later the same day.

The 61-year-old sanitation truck driver remained at the scene of the accident. Police did not charge him for the victim’s death. Investigation of the exact cause of the accident is still under way.

Canal Street is deemed as one of the most dangerous streets in Manhattan. Statistics show that, on average, there are at least two accidents every day on Canal Street. Since 2016, 129 motorists, 54 bicyclists and 52 pedestrians have been injured in motor vehicle collisions on Canal Street. These accidents have resulted in the death of one cyclist and one motorist. And now one pedestrian.

Car Crashes Caused by Dangerous Road Conditions

Not all car crashes are caused by human error. Collisions can happen even when drivers are careful. Hazardous road conditions can lead to tragic crashes. There are many road conditions that could cause you to lose control of your vehicle and crash, including:

  • Objects on the road
  • Ice and snow
  • Black ice
  • Confusing signs
  • Lack of proper signs
  • Potholes
  • Steeps shoulder
  • Unsafe work zones
  • Pooling water
  • Uneven road
  • Poor road design

If these or any other hazardous road conditions caused your accident, you need to act quickly and contact an experienced New York City car accident attorney.

Contact Our New York Car Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident in New York City, you need to immediately contact an experienced New York City car accident attorney to protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve. For more information or to consult with an experienced New York City accident attorney, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-646-798-1535.

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Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.