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Two People Killed In Marlborough Pedestrian Accident

New York State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision In Marlborough Along State Route 9W

Two People Killed In Marlborough Pedestrian Accident

MARLBOROUGH, NEW YORK (March 9, 2024) – Two pedestrians have tragically died in a Marlborough car accident on State Route 9W.

Marlborough police are saying that the accident took place around 9:23 p.m. on March 1. Two pedestrians were crossing the road when they were hit by a vehicle.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. One of the pedestrians was reportedly in a wheelchair when the crash took place.

Despite life-saving measures, both victims died due to their injuries. The driver responsible for the crash fled the scene before being stopped by police.

Liability For New York Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in accidents every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Higher vehicle speeds increase both the likelihood of a pedestrian being struck by a car and the injury severity. Most pedestrian deaths (60% in 2020) occur on high-capacity urban roads that typically have posted speed limits of 45-55 miles per hour.” There are many factors that could contribute to a car accident.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. In many situations, drivers are either distracted or simply not paying attention to the road ahead of them. It is important for accident victims to understand that they do have rights. The family of any person who died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.

Investigating Marlborough Pedestrian Accidents

Do you need more information about a Marlborough pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates is here to help in any way that we can. 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 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

Senior Trial Partner​

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.