New York State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision In Clayton Along County Route 14
CLAYTON, NEW YORK (January 20, 2023) – A 77-year-old pedestrian has tragically died in a Clayton car accident along County Route 14.
Clayton police officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. The pedestrian was walking across the roadway when they were hit by a black Ford Escape.
Paramedics were called to the crash site in order to help the victim. Sadly, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Clayton Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year. 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. Drivers should also use their horn in order to alert pedestrians and other drivers of their presence. There are a number of common factors that could contribute to a pedestrian accident.
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. This may include driving too fast or making dangerous turns in the roadway. When a driver is negligent and kills a pedestrian, they can be held to account through a wrongful death claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents
Do you need more information about a Clayton pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to helping accident victims understand their rights and making sure that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.