A box truck fatally hit a pedestrian in New York City on September 12th. The 60-year-old male victim was crossing near Webster Avenue and East 193rd Street when a box truck hit him shortly before 7:15 a.m. The police reported that the truck driver was waiting for the light at the intersection. The light turned green and the driver pressed the gas, fatally hitting the pedestrian. The victim suffered severe contusions and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver remained at the scene of the accident. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.
This intersection has been a hotbed for many accidents in the past few years.
Pedestrian Accidents In NYC
New York City is one of the busiest cities in the U.S. The sidewalks and streets are constantly filled with pedestrians. Unfortunately, in a city filled with so many pedestrians, accidents are more likely to happen. It’s no secret to residents of NYC that walking around the city and its outlying areas can be risky, especially during early morning rush hour traffic. Hit and run pedestrian accidents are also a big problem in New York City.
We all know and were taught to look both ways before crossing the street. However, the fact that a person is careful and looked both ways does not mean the motorists on the road are careful as well. Most pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligence or reckless behavior of the motorists, not the pedestrians. Moreover, these accidents generally result in traumatic or fatal injuries to the pedestrian victim.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Common injuries suffered by pedestrian accident victims include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Head or brain injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, such as paralysis
- Loss of a limb
We Can Help You If Your Are Injured
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the ramifications that pedestrian accidents have on the lives of victims and the lives of their loved ones. When you are injured in serious pedestrian accident, you need to hire an experienced New York pedestrian accident attorney to protect your legal rights.
The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve. To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York pedestrian accident attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.