Elderly Pedestrian Critically Injured In Staten Island Collision While Crossing The Street by St George Terminal
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (January 25, 2022) – An 81-year-old pedestrian was critically injured in a Staten Island car accident while crossing near the St George Terminal.
New York City police official are saying that the collision took place around 8:05 a.m. on Monday. An 81-year-old man was crossing the street when he was hit by a vehicle making a left turn.
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 remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Staten Island Pedestrian Collisions
Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in New York City. 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 pedestrian accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver intoxication
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may hav legal recourse through a civil claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Staten Island Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligent actions of a driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.