New York State Police Investigating Hamburg Pedestrian Collision Along Lake Avenue
HAMBURG, NEW YORK (November 27, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Hamburg car accident along Lake Avenue, according to New York State Police.
Hamburg police officials are saying that the incident took place around 5:20 p.m. on Friday. A pedestrian was walking along a stretch of road when they were hit by a car.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, he was later pronounced dead due to his injuries.
Neighbors are calling the road involved in the collision dangerous.
Liability For Hamburg Pedestrian Accidents
Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to reduce their speed in order to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of common causes of car accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
Depending on the facts of any case, a city could be liable for a pedestrian collision if it was caused by a dangerous condition within any roadway. Cities have a legal obligation to create roads that are reasonably safe. The family of any person that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.
Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents
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 police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other tragedies like this.
Do you need more information about a Hamburg pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates 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. 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.