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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Safety Statistics

Pedestrian accidents do happen in New York. They are especially common in urban areas such as in NYC. There are always people walking in the city getting from place to place. There are also often pedestrians in suburban areas. An accident involving a pedestrian and any type of vehicle can happen. These statistics illustrate how often they happen. According to statistics, in 2015, there were over 5,375 pedestrians who were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. This is an average of about 1 pedestrian death every 1.6 hours. Also, there were nearly 130,000 pedestrians who were treated for injuries related to...

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How Can a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help You?

  If you’ve been injured in an accident while you were a pedestrian, you might be wondering if it is worth it to seek the help of a personal injury lawyer. When a pedestrian is injured in an accident involving a vehicle, it can cause serious damage. The human body is frail and can be easily injured by a vehicle. Because of this, injuries to pedestrians are more likely to be severe. Victims and families can benefit from seeking legal help. If the accident was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person, the victim could receive financial compensation for their...

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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in New York

Are you looking for a pedestrian accident lawyer in New York? In a place like New York, especially in the city, people are often walking from place to place. Pedestrians are aplenty in NYC and the surrounding areas. This is because walking is often one of the best ways to get around and many people do not have cars. Of course, this can increase the likelihood of accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians. Also, accidents can happen that involve pedestrians and trains or other modes of public transportation. If you are seriously injured while you are a pedestrian, you could receive compensation for...

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Pedestrian Killed After Being Crushed by Cars

In late March, a pedestrian was killed in an accident involving a hit-and-run driver. This incident happened in the Bronx and one other person was also hurt in the incident, the cops said. The person who died was a 28-year-old man. He has not been identified yet. He was slammed between a BMW and a brown van. This incident happened at around 5 in the morning near East 181st Street and Third Avenue in Tremont. The victim had trauma to his head and body, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the BMW fled the scene. Another man, 24,...

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Man From Milton Recovers After Life-Altering Crash

A Milton man is up and running again after an accident that changed his life. Maxwell Curtiss is now able to run along the Burlington waterfront again. He is a 26-year-old man from Milton whose life was changed after he was hit by a driver while riding his bicycle. He suffered a broken hand and a fractured skull and was in a coma for 10 days following the accident. The accident occurred last summer, and it was just like any other day. Just after 8:30 at night, he was hit by a driver at the intersection of Route 7 and Lake...

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Update on DOT Worker Who Was Killed After Being Struck by a Car

We are bringing you an update on a story we talked about earlier last week. A city Department of Transportation electrification was killed when a driver struck him. He had been working on the Hutchinson River Parkway when the accident occurred, according to police as well as witnesses at the scene. The victim was George Staab of Long Island. He was 57-years-old at the time of the incident. He was getting out of a vehicle parked on the side of the road just south of the Hutchinson River Parkway Bridge. This happened at around 10:30 in the morning. A driver lost control...

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Subway Service Resumes as Scheduled after Fatal Incident in Queens

This update is on a story reported yesterday. Subway service has resumed as normal in Queens after a person was struck by a train at a station there. Train service was temporarily changed while emergency crews were on the scene to assist with the incident. R trains in the area were running express between Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue and Queens plaza after an individual was fatally struck at the Steinway Street Station. There were also minor delays in Queens on the E and F lines for a time, according to the MTA. The train service has resumed since that time, but commuters are still being advised...

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Investigation Finds Buffalo Officer Did Not Have Sirens On When He Struck Pedestrian

This story is an update on a story we reported on last week. An officer who hit and killed a pedestrian was found to not be driving with emergency lights or sirens on when the incident happened. This information comes from the Buffalo Police, and the information was released last Thursday morning. The victim was 64-year-old Susan Lotempio. Lotempio was taking a morning walk near Hertel Avenue and Tennyson Avenue when she was hit by the police car. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer involved is Officer Daniel Ahearn. He is said to be cooperating with the investigators. New York State...

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Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Car in Long Island

An adult male pedestrian was killed last Saturday night after he was hit by a car on West Main Street, according to Riverhead police. The accident happened at 8:43 at night. Police received a 911 call related to a pedestrian accident involving a motor vehicle. This happened near Weeping Willow Park. Police arrived and officers found an adult male. They determined that he had serious injuries and was not breathing. CPR was delivered. The man was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center. The victim had suffered severe injuries to his head and body. He was then taken to Southside Hospital and was pronounced...

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A Man is Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run in Harlem

A man has been hospitalized in East Harlem after a hit-and-run accident left him injured. The incident occurred on April 6, 2018. A man was struck by a driver on Friday morning, according to police and fire officials. He was hit while in the intersection of East 97th Street and First Avenue, and it is said that the accident happened at about 8:30 in the morning. This information comes from an NYPD spokeswoman. The driver who hit the man fled the scene and has not yet been identified or apprehended. The victim suffered injuries and was taken from the scene to New...

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