There are many different situations that can arise that can define someone as a hero, but no situation is more definitive than one where a person makes a split-second choice to give his own life to save that of another. Tragically and heroically, that appears to be what occurred last night when a man shoved his wife out of the way of an oncoming vehicle before being hit and killed himself in a Manhattan pedestrian accident. His wife suffered only minor injuries in the crash, and police are still investigating the situation.
According to the authorities, this fatal Manhattan pedestrian accident occurred last night at approximately 10:30 p.m. An 80-year-old man whose name was not released was attempting to hail a taxi cab with his wife at East 59th Street and Park Avenue when suddenly, a Mazda approached them after colliding with a minivan and spinning out of control. The man managed to push his wife out of the way of the vehicle before he was hit, but he suffered critical injuries and did not survive the crash.
New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed in this Manhattan pedestrian accident. He was truly a hero and we hope that his wife is able to recover from the physical harm she has suffered very soon. 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 in these crashes and more than 300 people are killed.
New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
Based on the available information regarding this Manhattan pedestrian accident, it seems that it would be necessary to determine who was at fault for the initial car crash that sent the Mazda towards these pedestrians. If or when fault for that crash is determined, it could lead to the filing of a New York wrongful death lawsuit against that faulty party. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, the family could be awarded damages that compensate them for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.