Pedestrian Injured In Upper East Side Collision By First Avenue and East 68th Street
UPPER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK (October 28, 2023) – A young woman was injured in an Upper East Side car accident by First Avenue and East 68th Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. A woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a pickup truck.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The woman was pulled from underneath the pickup truck and taken to the hospital.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Upper East Side Car Accidents
In 2017 alone nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in car accidents. Another 137,000 pedestrians were injured and treated in emergency rooms. Most pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas, without intersections and at night. Elderly pedestrians and small children tend to be a the greatest risk of being involve in accidents. There are many factors that could potentially lead to an accident including:
- Alcohol use
- Driver distraction
- Driver fatigue
- Road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to reduce their speed in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Drivers should also use their horn when necessary to alert pedestrians of their presence. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Pedestrian Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other collisions like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Upper East Side pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.