Pedestrians Killed In Collision Along The New Lebanon Valley Speedway
NEW LEBANON, NEW YORK (September 10, 2023) – Two pedestrians have tragically died in a New Lebanon car accident along US Highway 20.
New Lebanon police officials are saying that the collision took place around 8:21 a.m. on Saturday. Two pedestrians were crossing in a crosswalk when they were hit by a vehicle traveling eastbound.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, both pedestrian died due to their injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For New York Pedestrian Accidents
Every driver has a legal obligation to slow down 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. The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any pedestrian accident. Drivers should take many steps to avoid collisions.
- Drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather.
- Drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
- Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
If a driver failed to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a civil claim. The family of any person that died in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim. In these situations, it is always best to get advice from an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Investigating New Lebanon Pedestrian Accidents
Do you need more information about a New Lebanon pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at 800-529-9997.