Pedestrian Injured In Washington Heights, Manhattan Car Accident By The Intersection of West 167th Street and St Nicholas Avenue
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (October 21, 2022) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a Manhattan car accident by the intersection of West 167th Street and St Nicholas Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. A driver hit a pedestrian before crashing into a building.
The pedestrian pulled out a gun and began shooting at the driver. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Manhattan 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 steps that drivers should take in order to prevent pedestrian collisions.
- Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
- Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
- Drivers should continuously scan the road ahead of them.
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 many of the expenses that can come with a serious collision. Sadly, though, drivers will often fight hard to deny liability for any collision. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Manhattan pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.