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Pedestrian Injured In Yonkers Truck Accident on Palisade Ave

75-Year-Old Woman Seriously Injured In Yonkers Truck Accident on Palisade Avenue

Pedestrian Injured In Yonkers Truck Accident

YONKERS, NEW YORK (May 16, 2024) – A 75-year-old female pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a truck along Palisades Avenue in Yonkers.

Yonkers police officials are saying that the accident took place on Sunday afternoon. The driver of a truck hit a pedestrian and then remained at the scene.

Paramedics were called to the accident site in order to help the victim. She was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Yonkers Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of people are seriously injured in pedestrian accidents each year. Pedestrians over the age of 65 tend to be at greater risk of being involved in fatal accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Adults ages 65 years and older accounted for about 17% of the U.S. population in 2021. However, this group accounted for 21% of all pedestrian deaths in 2021.” Drivers should take a number of measures in order to prevent pedestrian accidents.

  • Drivers should slow down at intersections.
  • Drivers should use their traffic signals to let others know of their intentions.
  • Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down in order to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Several steps should be taken after any pedestrian accident.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be sought.
  • Traffic camera footage should be sought.
  • An experienced pedestrian accident attorney should be contacted.

Depending on the facts of any case, liability for a pedestrian accident could extend beyond any driver. For example, the company that owned or operated a truck could potentially be liable. Many trucks are used for commercial purposes. It is best to seek the guidance of a skilled attorney after any accident. An attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this Yonkers car accident. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to make this intersection safer so that other accidents can be prevented.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Yonkers pedestrian accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.