Woman Died In Bronx Pedestrian Accident After Being Impaled Through Fence On Bronxdale Avenue
BRONX, NEW YORK (September 11, 2022) – A 59-year-old woman has tragically died in a Bronx car accident on Bronxdale Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 6:30 p.m. on Friday. A woman was on the sidewalk when she was hit by a Lexus SUV.
The force of impact caused the victim to be impaled by a metal fence. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Sadly, she died as a result of her injuries. A full investigation into the Bronxdale Avenue crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bronx Car Accidents
Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. They lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are much more likely to be overlooked. According to the IIHS, “Pedestrian motor vehicle crash deaths have increased 59 percent since reaching their low point in 2009 and account for 17 percent of crash fatalities. The rates of pedestrian deaths in motor vehicle crashes per 100,000 people are highest for people ages 20-69.” There are a number of common causes of pedestrian accidents.
- Inclement weather
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
Every driver has a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Many pedestrian collisions are due to drivers that are speeding. The family of any person killed in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the unexpected expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one.
Investigating A Bronx Car Accident
Do you need more information about a New York City pedestrian collision? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are 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. You are always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.