Victim Was Walking Southbound Before Fatal Collision Along State Route 32
NORTHUMBERLAND, NEW YORK (July 1, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Northumberland car accident along State Route 32, according to the NYSP.
Northumberland police officials are saying that the collision took place around 10:51 p.m. on Saturday. A 42-year-old pedestrian was walking down the road when he was hit by a 2012 Acura TSX.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, the pedestrian died due to the severe nature of their injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Northumberland Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are much more likely to be hit during the later evening hours when they are less visible. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to reduce their speed in order to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
The driver responsible for any fatal collision could be held accountable through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one. Sadly, though, drivers will often fight hard to deny liability for any collision. It is important that all evidence is preserved after any collision.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian killed in this Northumberland collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There are many questions that need to be answered.
Do you need more information about a Northumberland collision? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys 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.