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Woman Walking Dog Injured In Car Accident At Claremont Park In The Bronx

Woman Walking Dog Injured In Bronx Car Accident With Unlicensed Driver At Claremont Park By Clay Avenue and East 170th Street

Woman Walking Dog Injured In Car Accident At Claremont Park In The Bronx

BRONX, NEW YORK (March 13, 2022) – A woman walking her dog was seriously injured in a car accident with an out-of-control driver at Claremont Park by Clay Avenue and East 170th Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. A woman was walking her dog when she was hit by a car that struck two other parked vehicles.

That driver tried to flee on foot but was chased down by police officers and arrested. That driver was charged with reckless endangerment and possession of stolen property.

Paramedics transported the woman to the hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation into the Claremont Park accident remains ongoing.

Liability In Bronx Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of people are seriously injured or killed every year in pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians have a naturally small profile and are more likely to be overlooked by drivers. It has been estimated that nearly 93% of all pedestrian accidents involve some element of human error. There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a pedestrian accident including:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Driver distraction

All drivers have  a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. In most circumstances, the owner of a stolen vehicle will not be responsible if their vehicle is involved in an accident. But their are exceptions to this rule. According to New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1210, the owner of a vehicle that is stolen could be liable for an accident involving their vehicle if they left their keys unattended in the ignition. Keys in the ignition create an attractive target for thieves and could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Organ damage

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 pain and suffering. Many victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several months or weeks after an accident. A New York City pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Bronx Pedestrian Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this Claremont Park car accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bronx pedestrian accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to helping accident victims get the medical and financial support that they are owed under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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