Highway Worker Died In Yorktown Collision Along London Road
YORKTOWN, NEW YORK (September 20, 2022) – A 28-year-old highway worker has tragically died in a Yorktown car accident while working on a drainage project on London Road.
Yorktown police officials are saying that the accident took place on Saturday. A highway worker was directing traffic as a flagger while crew members were installing drainage pipes.
An 88-year-old driver hit the worker. Police believe that the driver may have accidentally accelerated while intending to brake.
Despite life-saving measures, the highway worker died as a result of their injuries. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Yorktown Pedestrian Accidents
Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year. According to the CDC, “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. One in six people who died in crashes in 2020 were pedestrians.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident:
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Pedal confusion
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to reduce their speed and hits a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is important that all evidence related to a pedestrian collision is properly preserved.
Investigating A New York Pedestrian Accident
Do you need more information about a Yorktown pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. 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 more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.