Pedestrian Died In Colesville Car Accident Along State Route 7
COLESVILLE, NEW YORK (March 17, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Colesville car accident on State Route 7, according to New York State Police.
Colesville police officials are saying that the collision took place around 6:04 p.m. on Monday. A pedestrian was walking near the westbound lane when they were hit by a Dodge Ram pickup truck.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, the pedestrian died due to their injuries.
A full investigation into the Colesville crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Colesville Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year. 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.” Drivers should take a number of precautions to avoid hitting pedestrians.
- Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
- Drivers should continuously scan the road ahead of them for hazards.
- Drivers should use their horn when necessary to alert pedestrians of their presence.
According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. The family of any pedestrian killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is important that all evidence related to a car accident is properly preserved.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian that died in this Colesville collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Do you need more information about a Colesville pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here for you. 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 after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.