Male Pedestrian From Saratoga Springs Killed In Ballston Car Accident on Church Avenue
BALLSTON, NEW YORK (April 26, 2023) – A male pedestrian from Saratoga Springs died in a Ballston car accident along 230 Church Avenue, according to the NYSP.
Ballston police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday. A pedestrian was walking when they were hit by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, he died due to the severe nature of his injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Ballston Car Accidents
Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in pedestrian collisions every year. According to the CDC, “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.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take to avoid hitting pedestrians.
- Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- Drivers should be well-rested before heading out onto the road.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. 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 car accident may be able to seek justice through a civil claim.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian that died in this collision. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Do you need more information about a Ballston car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. 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 after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.