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Pedestrian Killed In Syracuse Car Accident on Interstate 81

Pedestrian From Baldwinsville Died In Syracuse Car Accident While Walking Along I-81

Pedestrian Killed In Syracuse Car Accident on Interstate 81

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (September 3, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Syracuse car accident while walking on Interstate 81 by the Harrison Street off-ramp.

Syracuse officials are saying that the collision took place around 10:24 p.m. on August 24th. A pedestrian was walking along the freeway when they were hit by a vehicle.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, he later die due to his injuries.

The driver involved in the crash fled the scene and is currently being sought by police.

Liability For Syracuse Hit-And-Run Collisions

Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run collisions. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” There are several steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • An experienced personal injury attorney should be contacted.

The vast majority of car accidents are completely preventable. Even if a pedestrian is in the middle of a road, drivers must exercise all due care to avoid hitting them. If a driver fails to take evasive action to avoid a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any pedestrian that died in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim.

Investigating A New York Car Accident

Have you or someone that you care about been harmed due to the negligence of a driver in Syracuse? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that hit-and-run drivers are held to account for their actions. 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.