Pedestrian Died In Rochester Collision Along Brown Street
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (October 17, 2022) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Rochester car accident as they were walking along the 700 block of Brown Street.
Rochester police officials are saying that the collision took place around 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday. A pedestrian was walking when they were hit by a vehicle.
Not long after the first accident a second vehicle struck the pedestrian. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Despite life-saving measures, they died following the crash. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Rochester Car Accidents
Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. They lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. 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 2020.1 That’s about one death every 75 minutes. One in six people who died in crashes in 2020 were pedestrians.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a pedestrian accident.
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver distraction
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to reduce their speed to avoid hitting a pedestrian, This could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that is killed in a pedestrian accident 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 Car Accident
Do you need more information about a Rochester 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 a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.