Woman Died In Fishkill Collision By The Intersection of Route 9 and Clove Road
FISHKILL, NEW YORK (October 16, 2022) – A woman has tragically died in a Fishkill car accident while crossing the street by the intersection of Route 9 and Clove Road.
Fishkill police officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:37 a.m. on Friday. A woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. she was taken to Montefiore St. Luke’s-Cornwall Hospital with major injuries.
Despite the best efforts of medical staff, she died not long after the crash. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Fishkill Car Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year. According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. Drivers should also use their horn in order to alert pedestrians and other drivers of their presence. There are a number of common factors that could contribute to a pedestrian accident.
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
The family of any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral costs. Sadly, though, drivers will often fight extremely hard to deny liability for any collision. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a Fishkill pedestrian collision? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. 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 more information about an accident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.