Elderly Woman Tragically Died In Chinatown Pedestrian Collision By Canal Street and Allen Street
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (November 27, 2023) – An elderly woman has tragically died in a Chinatown pedestrian accident by the intersection of Canal Street and Allen Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 11:00 a.m. on Friday morning. A woman was crossing the street when she was hit by an Access-A-Ride van.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, she later died due to her injuries. Police say that the victim had the right-of-way before she crossed the street.
A full investigation into the Chinatown collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability for Manhattan Pedestrian Accidents
Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in car accidents each year. According to the New York Department of Health, ” Approximately 300 pedestrians are killed and 15,000 are injured by motor vehicles each year on the state’s roadways, and more than 3,000 pedestrians are admitted to the hospital annually. It is important for both drivers and pedestrians to pay attention and follow the law to prevent injuries.” Victims of pedestrian collision tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The vast majority of pedestrian collisions are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. For example, a driver may have been traveling too fast or failed to check their blind spots. The family of any person that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death 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 Chinatown Pedestrian Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman that died in this accident in Chinatown. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. This was a preventable tragedy that should not have taken place.
Do you need more information about a Chinatown pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys 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 we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.