66-Year-Old Was Crossing Street Before Being Hit By SUV
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (June 14, 2023) – A 66-year-old pedestrian has tragically died in a car accident near the intersection of Clove Road and Tioga Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:57 a.m. on Thursday. A pedestrian was crossing the street when they were hit by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. EMS transported the victim to Richmond University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The vehicle that hit the victim was described as a Ford Bronco. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Staten Island Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year. 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 factors that could contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian killed in this crash. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Any person that may have more information should reach out to police.
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out too us anytime at (516) 908-9792.