Man Sustains Serious Leg Injury In Upper East Side Box Truck Accident Along Second Avenue and East 66th Street
UPPER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK (April 9, 2023) – A man was seriously injured in an Upper East Side box truck accident by the intersection of Second Avenue and 66th Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. A man recently exited his van when he was struck by a box truck.
The man’s leg was crushed in the accident leaving him seriously injured. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
The man was taken to the Weill Cornell Medical Center in order to receive treatment. A study has revealed that there have been at least 15 injuries from car accidents at the intersection in the last five years.
Liability For Upper East Side Truck Accidents
Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. They lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), “Drivers struck and killed an estimated 7,485 people on foot in 2021 – the most pedestrian deaths in a single year in four decades and an average of 20 deaths every day.” Many pedestrian accidents are totally preventable.
- Drivers may be distracted by their phones.
- Drivers may be intoxicated by alcohol or some substance.
- Drivers may be fatigued after working a long shift.
All truck drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to reduce their speed in order to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are many steps that should be taken after any pedestrian accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
It can be hard to know where to begin after any accident. Many accident victims suffer life-altering injuries and may not be able to return to work. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Truck Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the man injured in this Upper East Side truck accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the NYPD. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Upper East Side truck accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.