Skateboarders are a regular sight around the city, as most people already understand. Some who choose this activity are simply having fun, while others use skateboards for transportation. While it’s too early to know exactly why a man was on his skateboard yesterday, what is known is that he was hit and killed by a truck in a Manhattan pedestrian accident. Police are still investigating what led to the crash, but at this point it appears that the accounts of the crash are different.
According to the authorities, this Manhattan pedestrian accident occurred yesterday at approximately 11:15 a.m. An unidentified 24-year-old man was apparently bending over to pick up his skateboard at the intersection of Broadway and East 17th Street. As he did so, he was hit by a delivery truck that is owned by a company in The Bronx and killed. The truck driver apparently is claiming that the skateboarder jumped in front of the truck and fell. No arrests have been made at this time.
New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young man who was killed in this Manhattan pedestrian accident. We also hope that the investigation into this matter leads to an accurate result 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 and more than 300 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
Clearly, more information will be necessary in order to determine fault for this Manhattan pedestrian accident. However, if it turns out that the truck driver was at fault, it could lead to the filing of a New York wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and perhaps the trucking company. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for its 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.