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Teenager Injured In Westchester Pedestrian Collision

Westchester Police Officials Investigating Pedestrian Accident Involving Livery Driver on Saw Mill River Parkway By Lawrence Street

Teenager Injured In Westchester Pedestrian Collision

WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK (March 9, 2024) – A 16-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured in a Westchester pedestrian accident on the Saw Mill River Parkway.

Westchester County Police are saying that the collision took place around 7:45 p.m. on Monday. A livery driver hit a 16-year-old boy crossing the road.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The boy was transported to Westchester Medical Center with major injuries.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For New York Pedestrian Accidents

Speed remains one of the leading causes of car accidents. According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2020, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” There are many steps that drivers should take in order to avoid hitting pedestrians.

  • Drivers should check their blind spots before turning.
  • Drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather.
  • Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.

Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

If a livery driver was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. In general, employers are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees, insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Any person who is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A pedestrian accident 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 best wishes to the victim of this Westchester pedestrian accident and his family. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Any person who may have more information should reach out to the police.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Westchester pedestrian accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to. 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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