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Teen Injured In Troy Pedestrian Accident That Killed Dog

Teenager Injured In Troy Collision That Killed His Dog By 6th Avenue and 101st Street

Teen Injured In Troy Pedestrian Accident That Killed Dog

TROY, NEW YORK (April 30, 2024) – A teenager was injured in a Troy collision that tragically killed his dog at the intersection of 6th Avenue and 101st Street.

Troy Police officials are saying that the collision took place on Saturday evening. A 15-year-old boy was walking with his dog when he was hit by a vehicle.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the patient, who was later released from the hospital. Sadly, though, his dog died due to his injuries.

Investigating Troy Pedestrian Accidents

Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death. According to the New York Department of Health, “Injuries to pedestrians are among the top 10 leading causes of injury-related hospital admissions and death for almost all age groups in New York State. Approximately 300 pedestrians are killed and 15,000 are injured by motor vehicles each year on the state’s roadways, and more than 3,000 pedestrians are admitted to the hospital annually.” There are a number of common causes of pedestrian collisions.

  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. When a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting pedestrians, this could form the basis of a negligence claim.

Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents

Do you need more information about a pedestrian accident in Troy? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates is here for you. We are committed to helping victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. 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.