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Two Pedestrians Killed In Manhattan Car Accident By West 207th Street at Sherman Avenue

Two Pedestrians Died, Several People Injured In Inwood, Manhattan Car Accident By The Intersection of West 207th Street at Sherman Avenue

Two Pedestrians Killed In Manhattan Car Accident By West 207th Street at Sherman Avenue

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (August 14, 2022) – Two pedestrians died and several others were injured in a car accident near the intersection of West 207th Street at Sherman Avenue.

New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Two sedans collided head-on under unclear circumstances.

The force of the impact sent a Subaru onto the sidewalk where it struck two pedestrians. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.

Two people were pronounced dead and several other people were injured. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Manhattan Car Accidents

Speed remains one of the most common causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, “Speeding was a factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities in 2020, killing 11,258, or an average of over 30 people per day. The total number of fatal motor-vehicle crashes attributable to speeding was 10,136.” There are many other factors that could contribute to a car accident.

  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Drug use
  • Poor road conditions

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid accidents. Head-on collisions tend to occur when drivers make unsafe lane changes. If a driver enters into opposing lanes of traffic prior to a crash, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of steps that need to be demonstrated in any negligence claim.

  • The defendant owed the plaintiff a legal duty of care.
  • The defendant breached that legal duty of care.
  • The plaintiff suffered and injury.
  • The defendant’s breach was the proximate cause of the injury.

The family of any person  that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the unexpected expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Manhattan Car Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the two people who died in this crash. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.

Do you need more information about a Manhattan 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 a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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