Pedestrian Knockdown Accident Lawyers Discuss Wrong-way Cab In Manhattan
A wrong-way cab driver allegedly injured a pedestrian near New York University just before 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 7.
Cab Strikes and Drags Pedestrian
Police said the cab first hit a large flower pot at East 8th Street and University Place before striking a 32-year-old female pedestrian. Officials estimate the cab dragged her about one-half block before the vehicle came to a stop on the sidewalk with her wedged underneath it.
Victim Taken to Hospital
Responding police lifted the cab off of the pedestrian, and an ambulance arrived minutes later. Witnesses told the New York Daily News that she appeared to be unconscious at the time. Emergency personnel transported her to Bellevue Hospital. She was reportedly in serious condition.
One witness said the cab driver may have been speeding when he allegedly lost control of his vehicle. The man did remain on the scene to speak to police.
When a commercial vehicle is in an injury accident, it is important to determine which company or companies may be held liable. These parties are often named as defendants in personal injury litigation filed on behalf of the injured victim. It is often possible to seek compensation for certain medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other possible losses.
If you or a family member is hurt in a traffic accident, our firm makes it possible to discuss it with pedestrian knockdown accident lawyers at no cost to you. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.