New York State Police Investigating Albany Fatal Pedestrian Accident Along The Watervilet Avenue Extension
ALBANY, NEW YORK (January 9, 2023) – A woman has tragically died in an Albany car accident on the Watervilet Avenue Extension.
Albany police officials are saying that the incident began around 6:00 p.m. on Friday. A 74-year-old woman was in the roadway when she was struck by a vehicle.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the woman. Sadly, she was beyond medical aid and pronounced dead at the scene.
A full investigation remains ongoing at This time.
Liability For Albany Car Accidents
Pedestrians lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked by drivers. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Nearly 8,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2021. That’s about one death every 66 minutes. One in six people who died in crashes in 2021 were pedestrians.” Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
Every driver has a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. This is true even if the pedestrian was in the middle of the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a civil claim.
Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Albany pedestrian accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. 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.