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Woman Killed In Dunkirk Pedestrian Accident In Parking Lot

Female Pedestrian Died In Dunkirk Collision At Grocery Store Parking Lot

Woman Killed In Dunkirk Pedestrian Accident In Parking Lot

DUNKIRK, NEW YORK (August 11, 2023) – A woman has tragically died in a Dunkirk pedestrian accident inside of the Tops Friendly Markets parking lot.

Dunkirk police officials are saying that the accident took place around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday. A woman was walking inside of the grocery store parking lot when she was hit by a vehicle.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, she later died due to her injuries.

A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Dunkirk Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in collisions than those in passenger vehicles. According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 7,668 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2019. Pedestrian collisions tend to occur on private property such as driveways and parking lots. There are a number of reasons that parking lots can be particularly dangerous.

  • Parking lots are often poorly illuminated.
  • Parking lots tend to lack clear pedestrian crossings.
  • Cars can come from every direction in a parking lot.

Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.

Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman that died 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 tragedies like this.

Have you or someone that you care about been harmed due to the negligence of another driver? 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into a collision we are here for you. 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.