Woman, Girl Injured In Dongan Hills Pedestrian Accident By Cromwall Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (June 16, 2022) – A woman and girl were injured in a Staten Island car accident by the intersection of Cromwall Avenue and Hyland Boulevard.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 10:21 a.m. on Wednesday. A car struck a woman and girl as they were crossing the street.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. They were both taken to the hospital.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Staten Island Car 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 National Safety Council, “in 2020 most pedestrian traffic deaths occurred in urban settings (80%), on the open road (76%) versus intersections (24%), and during dark lighting conditions (76%). The largest number of pedestrian deaths occur on Saturdays (1,005), and the majority of these deaths happen during dark lighting conditions (821).” Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to exercise due care and hits a pedestrian in a lawfully marked crosswalk, they could be held at fault through a civil claim. Any pedestrian injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Staten Island Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the pedestrians injured in this collision. 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.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Staten Island car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.