44-Year-old Female Pedestrian Critically Injured In Merrick Collision Near The Intersection of Merrick Avenue and Miller Place
MERRICK, NEW YORK (October 7, 2023) – A female pedestrian was critically injured in a Merrrick car accident while walking by Merrick Avenue and Miller Place.
Merrick police officials are saying that the incident took place around 7:48 p.m. on Wednesday. A woman was crossing the road when she was hit by a 2019 Audi.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. She was taken to the hospital where she was listed in critical condition.
A full investigation into the incident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Merrick Pedestrian Accidents
Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. When a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting pedestrians, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are many factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver intoxication
The vast majority of pedestrian collisions are avoidable and involve some amount of driver error. It is important for victims of pedestrian accidents to remember that they do have rights. Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim.
Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the woman 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 Merrick pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.