Generally, where a pedestrian is crossing at an intersection in New York, a driver who has sufficient time to see the person walking ahead has a duty to slow down and avoid a collision with the pedestrian. Going full steam ahead while people are properly crossing the street in front of you is a lack of control that constitutes negligence, and will usually lead to liability for causing the pedestrian accident. In many instances, however, it is the pedestrian who is negligent due to such offenses as jaywalking, running out in front of a moving car, and walking on a highway in dark clothes at night.
Vehicle and pedestrian collisions often result in serious injuries or sometimes even death. What may have otherwise been a minor fender bender turned into a fatal crash when a man was struck by one of the vehicles involved. The New York resident lost his life after he became the victim of a recent pedestrian accident. The tragic series of events occurred despite one driver's attempt to approach the man with caution.