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Woman Killed In East Village Tow Truck Accident

New York City Police Department Investigating Fatal East Village, Manhattan Tow Truck Accident By The Intersection of East 10th Street and Avenue C

Woman Killed In East Village Tow Truck Accident

EAST VILLAGE, NEW YORK (February 18, 2024) – A 67-year-old female pedestrian has tragically died in an East Village tow truck accident by East 10th Street and Avenue C.

New York City officials are saying that the collision took place on Monday. A woman was crossing the intersection when she was hit by a tow truck traveling southbound.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A full investigation into the East Village tow truck accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For New York Tow Truck Accidents

Pedestrian collisions have become increasingly common across New York City. According to PIX 11, “New York City is the deadliest city for pedestrians in the United States […]. New York City ranked the highest among U.S. cities with 1,260 pedestrian deaths between 2011 and 2020, followed by Los Angeles (1,133 deaths), Phoenix (717 deaths), Houston (647 deaths) and Dallas (501 deaths).” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Driver fatigue

The vast majority of pedestrian collisions are avoidable and involve some amount of driver error. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. When a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting pedestrians, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is important that certain steps are taken after any car accident.

  • A police report of the incident should be created.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

If a tow truck driver was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. The family of any person that died in a collision may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.

Investigating East Village Tow Truck Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman that died in this East Village tow truck accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim’s family. 

Do you need more information about an East Village tow truck accident? 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any incident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.


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Jeff S. Korek

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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.