Pedestrian Died In Orange County Collision Following Previous Accident On Route 17
MONROE, NEW YORK (October 16, 2022) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a car accident near the Town of Monroe along Route 17 in Orange County.
Orange County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:15 a.m. on Saturday. A man was involved in a previous accident and exited his vehicle.
Not long after the collision, the pedestrian was then struck by another vehicle. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Despite the best efforts of first responders, the male pedestrian died at the scene.
Liability In Monroe Car Accidents
Pedestrians make up a disproportionate number of the traffic fatalities that occur every year. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), 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 a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a pedestrian accident.
- Inclement weather
- Distracted driving
- Improper vehicle maintenance
The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury 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, insurance companies will often fight to deny liability for any collision. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Monroe Car Accident
Do you need more information about a Monroe car 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 a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.