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Pedestrian Killed In Macedon Car Accident Along Main Street

Plow Truck Driver Involved In Macedon Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Killed In Macedon Car Accident Along Main Street

MACEDON, NEW YORK (July 19, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Macedon car accident involving a plow truck along Main Street, according to the New York State Police.

Wayne County officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:30 p.m. on Friday. A 51-year-old man was attempting to cross the street when they were hit by a plow truck.

The plow truck driver involved in the crash remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Despite life-saving measures, the man died due to the severe nature of his injuries.

A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Macedon Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed every year in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “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 drivers should take in order to avoid hitting pedestrians.

  • Drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather.
  • Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
  • Drivers should yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing the street.

If a truck driver was working at the time of a collision, the company that they were working for could be held at fault. Under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior employers are principally responsible for the negligent actions of their employees. According to Judith M. v. Sisters of Charity Hosp., 93 N.Y.2d 932, 933 (1999) respondeat superior will apply “so long as the tortious conduct is generally foreseeable and a natural incident of the employment.” The family of any person that died in a truck accident may be able to seek some measure of aid 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 man that died in this Macedon plow truck accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what took place.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Macedon pedestrian accident? 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.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.