Male Pedestrian Died In Lockport Collision Involving Vehicle Traveling South
LOCKPORT, NEW YORK (July 19, 2023) – A Lockport pedestrian has tragically died in a car accident along South Transit Road, according to New York State Police.
Lockport officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:20 p.m. on Friday. A pedestrian was walking down the road when they were hit by a vehicle traveling south.
The force of the impact left the victim with serious injuries. First responders were called in order to help the injured man.
Despite life-saving measures, the pedestrian died due to their injuries. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Lockport Car Accidents
The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involved some amount of human error. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), “Pedestrian motor vehicle crash deaths have increased 59 percent since reaching their low point in 2009 and account for 17 percent of crash fatalities. The rates of pedestrian deaths in motor vehicle crashes per 100,000 people are highest for people ages 20-69.” There are a number of common causes of car accidents.
- Drivers are more likely to hit pedestrians in the early morning or late evening hours.
- Drivers are more likely to hit pedestrians when they are distracted or fatigued.
- Drivers are much more likely to hit pedestrians at intersections.
All drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. This is true even if a pedestrian is crossing outside of a lawfully marked crosswalk. When drivers are negligent and kill a pedestrian, they can be held accountable. The family of any person that died in a pedestrian collision is able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian that died in this Lockport collision. 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 involved in a Lockport collision? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.