Pedestrian Died In Elmira Car Accident By The Intersection of Clemens Center Parkway and East Fifth Street
ELMIRA, NEW YORK (April 22, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in an Elmira car accident by Clemens Center Parkway and East Fifth Street.
Elmira police officials are saying that the collision took place around 2:00 a.m. on April 16. A 22-year-old man was walking when he was hit by a car.
An ambulance was called to the scene in order to help the victim. The pedestrian was taken to the Arnot Hospital in order to receive treatment.
Despite life-saving measures, the pedestrian died due to their injuries. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Elmira Car Accidents
The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of human error. According to the CDC, “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 steps that should be taken after any pedestrian accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
When a driver is negligent and hits a pedestrian, they can be held at fault through a civil claim. 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 pain and suffering. 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
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian killed in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Do you need more information about an Elmira car accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates 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.