Ronald Worden Injured In Fulton Pedestrian Collision Near The Intersection of West Broadway and West Second Street
FULTON, NEW YORK (July 31, 2022) – A pedestrian identified as Ronald Worden was injured in a Fulton car accident near the intersection of West Broadway and West Second Street.
Oswego County officials are saying that the collision took place around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Ronald Worden was walking when he was struck by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Ronald Worden was transported to a hospital in Syracuse in order to receive treatment.
The driver that hit the victim remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
Liability In Fulton Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. 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.” The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of human error. There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to avoid hitting pedestrians.
- All drivers should scan the road ahead of them for hazards.
- All drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
- All drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
Every driver has a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. A large number of pedestrian collisions are due to drivers that are speeding. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1180, no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than what would be safe or reasonable given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. Victims of pedestrian collisions tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the unexpected expenses that can come with a serious injury. It is extremely important that evidence is properly preserved after any collision. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Fulton Pedestrian Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to Ronald Worden as he continues to recover. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to make this intersection safer.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Fulton 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 more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.