Girl Walking To Bus Stop Hit By Vehicle Near Seymour Street and North Street
AUBURN, NEW YORK (October 2, 2023) – A young girl walking to an Auburn bus stop was injured in a car accident by the intersection of Seymour Street and North Street.
Auburn police officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:00 a.m. on September 28. A girl was walking to a bus stop when she was knocked to the ground by a vehicle.
An ambulance was called to the scene in order to help the victim. She was taken to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse with a head injury.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Auburn Pedestrian Accidents
Children tend to be at a greater risk of being involved in pedestrian collisions. According to the NHTSA, “Of the 7,388 pedestrian traffic fatalities, 176 (2%) were children in 2021. Of the 966 pedalcyclist traffic fatalities, 38 (4%) were children in 2021.” There are many steps that drivers should take in order to avoid pedestrians.
- Drivers should slow down when a pedestrian might walk in front of their vehicle.
- Drivers should use their horns when necessary to warn pedestrians of their presence.
- Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
Pedestrian collisions are more likely to occur in urban settings. Drivers must be particularly cautious during the early morning hours when pedestrians are less visible. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a pedestrian collision may be able to seek aid through a personal injury claim.
Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the young girl injured in this crash and her family. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police officials. There needs to be some accountability for this crash.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Auburn pedestrian collision? You may have legal recourse. Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a crash we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.