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Woman Injured In Staten Island Pedestrian Accident on Yucca Drive

Female Pedestrian Injured In Staten Island Car Accident During Rush Hour Along Yucca Drive Not Far From Mimosa Lane

Woman Injured In Staten Island Pedestrian Accident on Yucca Drive

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (May 22, 2024) – A female pedestrian was seriously injured in Arden Heights, Staten Island along Yucca Drive, between Dogwood Drive and Mimosa Lane.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 8:32 a.m. on Thursday. A woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a vehicle.

EMS were called to the scene in order to help the victim. She was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Staten Island Bicycle Accidents

Thousands of bicyclists are killed in car accidents each year. Urban areas, such as New York City, tend to have higher rates of bicycle accidents. According to the NHTSA, “Bicyclist fatalities tend to occur in urban areas more than rural areas, with urban fatalities accounting for approximately 85% of bicyclist fatalities. The proportion of bicyclist fatalities occurring in urban areas increased from 69% in 2011 to 85% in 2021.” There are a number of common causes of bicycle accidents.

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

All drivers must do everything that they can to avoid hitting pedestrians and bicyclists. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. If a dump truck driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Drivers should take a number of measures in order to avoid hitting pedestrians.

  • Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
  • Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
  • Drivers should continuously scan the road ahead of them.

The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are avoidable and involve some amount of driver error. In particular, drivers tend to travel too fast at night, when visibility may otherwise be reduced. Any person who is injured in a pedestrian accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York City Pedestrian Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this Staten Island collision. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Staten Island pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to helping accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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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.