Pedestrian Died In Car Accident On Northern Boulevard near Albany Shaker Road
ALBANY, NEW YORK (October 22, 2022) – A pedestrian has tragically died in an Albany car accident on Northern Boulevard near Albany Shaker Road.
Albany police officials are saying that the accident took place on Thursday night. A pedestrian was trying to cross the road when they were struck by a vehicle.
Not long after the first collision, a second vehicle hit the pedestrian. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Sadly, the pedestrian died as a result of their injuries. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Albany Pedestrian Accidents
Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020.1 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 contribute to a pedestrian accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver intoxication
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
Do you need more information about an Albany 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.