According to the authorities, this Manhattan pedestrian accident occurred last night at approximately 8:25 p.m. An unidentified 33-year-old woman was attempting to cross the street at West 59th Street and 7th Avenue when she was hit by an MTA bus that was attempting to make a turn at that intersection. The woman was caught under one of the tires of the bus but was freed and was rushed to a nearby hospital. She was pronounced dead there, and police have stated that while the investigation continues, they do not suspect criminality.
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. We also hope that the investigation wraps up soon. In addition, this crash 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
If it turns out that the bus driver as at fault for this Manhattan pedestrian accident, it could lead to the filing of a New York wrongful death lawsuit against the city after initial required steps are taken. If such a lawsuit is ultimately filed and it’s successful, the family of the woman who was killed could recover damages that compensate them for their different forms of loss.
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 families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.