Man Seriously Injured In Manhattan Scooter Collision Along St Nicholas Avenue
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (October 10, 2022) – A man riding a stand up scooter was seriously injured in a Harlem, Manhattan hit-and-run collision on St Nicholas Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday. A man was riding a scooter when he was hit by a vehicle.
That driver continued after the collision and is being sought by police. Bystanders called paramedics that came to help the victim.
They were taken to the hospital with major injuries including head trauma. An investigation into the crash on St Nicholas Avenue remains ongoing.
Liability For Manhattan Hit-And-Run Collisions
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run collisions. According to AAA Foundation, “There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a hit-and-run collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
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. If a driver flees the scene of a collision, they could face civil as well as criminal liability for the accident. Victims of hit-and-run collisions tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims.
Investigating A Manhattan Hit-And-Run Collision
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the man injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. The driver responsible for the crash should do the right thing and turn themselves in.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a hit-and-run car accident? Our team of personal injury 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need help after any accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.