Pedestrian Died In Collision With Tractor-Trailer Truck Along Interstate 287 Near Harrison
HARRISON, NEW YORK (November 24, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Harrison semi-truck accident along Interstate 287.
Harrison police officials are saying that the accident took place around 10:45 p.m. on Monday. A pedestrian was walking when they were hit by a semi-truck traveling west.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, the pedestrian died due to their injuries.
The driver of the semi-truck remained at the scene and cooperated with police. A full investigation into the Harrison semi-truck accident remains ongoing a this time.
Liability For Harrison Semi-Truck Accidents
Semi-trucks can be very difficult to drive and are involved in a large number of collisions. According to the National Safety Council, “In 2021, 5,700 large trucks were involved in a fatal crash, an 18% increase from 2020 and a 49% increase in the last 10 years. The involvement rate per 100 million large-truck miles traveled is up 7% from 2020, and up 22% in the last 10 years.” There are many steps that truck drivers should take in order to prevent collisions.
- Semi-truck drivers should be well rested before the start of their shift.
- Semi-truck drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
- Semi-truck drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
Semi-truck drivers will need to get a commercial license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. All truck drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a a truck driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are many factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
The vast majority of pedestrian collisions involve some amount of driver error. For example, a driver may have left their lane of travel. The family of any person that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York Semi-Truck Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man killed in this Harrison semi-truck accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Harrison truck accident? Our team of pedestrian accident 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.