Pedestrian Injured In Williamsbridge, Bronx Car Accident By The Intersection of White Plains Road near East Gun Hill Road
THE BRONX, NEW YORK (November 16, 2022) – A pedestrian was critically injured in a Williamsbridge, Bronx car accident by the intersection of White Plains Road near East Gun Hill Road.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 11:40 p.m. on Friday. A pedestrian was trying to cross the street when they were hit by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
A full investigation into the crash on White Plains Road remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bronx Pedestrian Accidents
Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in New York. 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 a number of steps that should be taken after any pedestrian accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after a collision. Any person that is injured in a pedestrian 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 pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
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