Drivers who are attempting to make a right turn from one street onto another need to keep in mind that even though they are usually turning with a green light, there could be pedestrians who are using that same green light to cross that street. This is especially true in places like the Theatre District, where people are out walking around at almost all times of the day. Unfortunately, something went very wrong yesterday when the driver of a dump truck hit and killed a pedestrian. To make matters worse, the driver fled the scene, turning the entire situation into a Manhattan hit-and-run accident. The driver was subsequently found and arrested.
According to the authorities, this fatal Manhattan hit-and-run accident occurred yesterday morning at approximately 10 a.m. The driver of the dump truck was attempting to turn right from Ninth Avenue onto West 41st Street when he slammed into an unidentified 69-year-old woman who was attempting to cross at the same time. The driver allegedly left the woman in the street and continued onward, but he was soon identified, located and arrested on suspicion of several different crimes and offenses.
New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was killed in this Manhattan pedestrian accident. In addition, this Manhattan hit-and-run accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 15,000 of these crashes occur, leading to nearly as many injuries and to more than 300 fatalities.
New York Accident Lawyers
It seems clear that the driver involved in this Manhattan hit-and-run accident could face serious criminal charges. He could also face a New York wrongful death lawsuit along with his employer if the family of the woman who was killed decides to take such a step. If they do and their case is successful, it could result in an award of damages that compensates the family for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for many years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.