Anyone who has spent any time in the city understands that the streets are constantly teeming with pedestrians. As such, motorists need to be aware of them and provide them with the right-of-way. Unfortunately, that dies not always occur, and when a driver is acting in a reckless manner people will be seriously injured. That appears to be what occurred on Tuesday night when a woman was seriously injured in a Midtown Manhattan pedestrian accident that led to the arrest of the driver involved in the crash.
According to the authorities, this Manhattan pedestrian accident occurred on Tuesday evening at approximately 6 p.m. An unidentified woman in her 20’s was attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Park Avenue and East 34th Street in Midtown. As she did so, she was violently struck by the driver of an SUV. The driver hit the woman, turned onto East 33rd Street, crashed into a cab and then into a garbage truck before coming to a stop. The driver was arrested and the woman was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere thoughts and hopes for the young woman who was badly injured in this Manhattan pedestrian accident. We hope that she is able to make a full and fast recovery from the injuries she has suffered. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 15,000 people are injured and more than 300 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York Personal Injury Lawyers
Based on the available facts regarding this Manhattan pedestrian accident, it seems likely that the driver could face serious charges. In addition, the driver could face a New York personal injury lawsuit if the woman who was injured decides to take such a step. If she does and her case is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates her for her medical costs, her lost income and her pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York personal injury lawyers who have been defending the rights of those harmed for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.