Pedestrian Died In Bronx Collision With Pickup Truck On West 238th Street Under Train Tracks
BRONX, NEW YORK (March 30, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Bronx pedestrian collision with a pickup truck by the intersection of Broadway and West 238th Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday. A pedestrian was trying to cross the road when they were hit by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, they were pronounced dead due to the severe nature of their injuries.
Neighbors are calling the area where the collision took place dangerous. A full investigation into the crash on West 238th Street remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bronx Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of 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. That’s about one death every 75 minutes.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. When a driver fails to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that is killed in a pedestrian accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating A Bronx Pedestrian Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian that died in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what took place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bronx pedestrian collision on West 238th Street? 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 help after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.