People who drive through the city during the morning hours tend to get used to the fact that there are usually children present on the roads as they attempt to get to school. Crossing guards are deployed at intersections in order to help protect children from being hit by passing vehicles. Unfortunately, the presence of crossing guards alone will not prevent accidents from happening. Unfortunately, the presence of a crossing guard did not prevent a Harlem pedestrian accident from occurring this morning, as a vehicle hit and injured three people, including a crossing guard.
According to the authorities, this Harlem pedestrian accident occurred this morning at approximately 8 a.m. A motorist approached the intersection of West 133rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue as a crossing guard was attempting to halt oncoming traffic so that children could cross on their way to school. Unfortunately, it appears that the motorist did not stop, as the crossing guard and two children were hit by that driver. Two of the three people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our thoughts and our hope to the people who were injured in this Harlem pedestrian accident, and we hope that the police are able to identify a specific cause to this crash soon. In addition, this incident 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 also to more than 300 fatalities.
New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If the investigation reveals that the driver involved in this Harlem pedestrian accident was at fault for this crash, it could lead to the filing of a New York personal injury lawsuit against that driver. If such a lawsuit is filed and it proves to be successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the plaintiffs for their losses that could collectively include their medical costs, their lost income and their pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured in this type of a crash, you need to seek the help of New York personal injury 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.