Two Men Died After Car Drove Onto Sidewalk Following Manhattan Collision On Sherman Street
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (August 17, 2022) – Two people died in a Manhattan pedestrian accident after a crash sent a car onto a sidewalk on Sherman Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 4:00 a.m. on August 3rd. Two pedestrians were walking on the sidewalk when a BMW swerved into southbound lanes and collided with a Subaru.
The impact sent the two vehicles onto the sidewalk thereby striking the two pedestrians. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.
Sadly, both men died due to the severity of their injuries. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Manhattan Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. They lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. 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.” Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries.
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
When a driver is negligent and kills a pedestrian, they can be held at fault through a civil claim. The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Manhattan Pedestrian Accident
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