Woman Tried Crossing Route 24 In Fall River Before Fatal Accident
FALL RIVER, NEW YORK (November 19, 2023) – A female pedestrian has tragically died in a Fall River pedestrian accident with a pickup truck along Route 24.
Fall River officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:15 a.m. on Friday. A woman was attempting to cross the highway on foot when she was hit by a pickup truck.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
Liability For Fall River Car Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020. That’s about one death every 75 minutes.” Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. This is true even if pedestrians are outside of marked crosswalks. The family of any person that died in a pedestrian accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim. It is crucial that evidence is properly preserved after any collision.
Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents
Do you need more information about a Fall River pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.