Quite a few residents of New York walk as their main mode of transportation, particularly in Manhattan or other big city areas. Crossing streets is not always that easy, though, even if crosswalks are available. However, state laws are clear regarding motorists' responsibilities in giving pedestrians in crosswalks the right-of-way. Anyone hit while crossing a crosswalk may have legal recourse.
New York certainly sees more than its fair share of pedestrian accidents. Recently it was reported that an SUV hit a bus and then two people, injuring a total of 12 individuals. Police are still in the process of investigating this auto-pedestrian accident.
On June 15, police were called to the scene of an accident that occurred in Manhattan. An SUV reportedly struck two pedestrians, injuring them both. The victims of this pedestrian accident, according to New York laws, may have legal recourse.
Law enforcement authorities in New York are still investigating the tragic incident that recently took place in Times Square. Several people were injured and one killed when the driver of an automobile started hitting pedestrians with his car. If one is injured or loses a loved one in a pedestrian accident, it may be possible to seek damages through legal means.
It seems like every day there are news reports of pedestrians being struck by automobiles. Anyone in New York or elsewhere who has been hit and injured by a vehicle while out walking is bound to have various questions and wonder what they should do after the fact. This column will address some common questions that some may have if they want to pursue compensation for their losses following a pedestrian accident.
Four people, including the driver believed responsible for the incident, were recently injured in a crash in New York. This pedestrian accident reportedly occurred in the Uniondale area of Long Island during the afternoon of Feb. 2. Police are in the process of investigating the matter.
Police in New York have arrested the individual said to be responsible for hitting a young boy with his car as a result of a road rage incident. The pedestrian accident happened in Brooklyn on Sunday, Jan. 22. Due to the nature of this accident, the injured victim may have legal recourse.
A man in New York was recently arrested in connection with an auto-pedestrian crash that left one person seriously injured. The pedestrian accident reportedly occurred early in Dec. 2016. The driver believed responsible is said to have failed to remain at the scene of the incident.
There are some areas in New York with high levels of pedestrian traffic. The city knows this and has identified certain streets that need work in order to make them more pedestrian friendly. In one of these aptly called "Vision Zero" spots, one woman was recently injured when she was struck by a city bus. This pedestrian accident left her with a devastating leg injury.
Crosswalks are put in place in order for pedestrians to have safer areas to cross streets. However, some drivers may not always take precautions when traveling through areas with crosswalks. As a result, individuals could be involved in a pedestrian accident, and there is a chance that loss of life could occur.