The New York Police Department and other emergency response personnel were recently called to the scene of an auto-pedestrian accident that left the victim with critical injuries. This event occurred on the Upper East Side the evening of Wednesday, June 10. Sadly, the victim ultimately died of his injuries. It is unclear if the driver will face charges for this fatal accident.
According to reports, the victim — a 29-year-old male — was crossing Fifth Avenue at 97th Street when he was run down by the driver of a BMW. He was in the crosswalk when he was struck. First responders promptly arrived on scene and transported the injured individual to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of medical personnel, this young man succumbed to his injuries.
As of the latest report, charges have not been filed against the driver — an 18-year-old male. Authorities are looking into whether speed was a factor in this case. It was also suggested that the driver might have been distracted when he hit the victim. This incident is still under investigation.
The devastating losses experienced by this victim’s surviving family members may feel like too much to bear, which is entirely understandable. Nothing can replace the life lost, but seeking compensation may be able to help this individual’s family cover any financial damages they may experience as a result of his untimely and unexpected death. According to the laws of New York, following a fatal accident, civil actions may be brought against the driver of the vehicle — or the vehicle’s owner, if different — in an effort to seek relief for any legally recoverable damages. With the assistance of counsel, maximum compensation may be achieved through negotiations or, if necessary, litigation.