Pedestrian Died In Lockport Collision Along South Transit Road
LOCKPORT, NEW YORK (September 1, 2022) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Lockport car accident involving a Chevrolet Malibu along South Transit Road.
Niagara County officials are saying that the incident took place around 9:20 p.m. on Friday. A 41-year-old man was crossing the roadway when they were hit by a Chevrolet Malibu.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, he died as a result of his injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Lockport Pedestrian Accidents
Far too many people are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian collisions. 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.” The vast majority of pedestrian collisions are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. There are a number of steps that drivers should take to avoid hitting pedestrians.
- All drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
- All drivers should scan the road ahead of them for potential hazards.
- All drivers should use traffic signals to let others know of their intentions.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to reduce their speed and hits a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any pedestrian killed in a collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. 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 Pedestrian Accident
Do you need more information about a Lockport pedestrian accident? 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.