When people venture out onto the public roads, they tend to understand that they are taking on some sort of risk. This is true whether people are walking, riding or driving. However, few if any people would ever consider themselves to be in danger while sitting in a bus shelter waiting for a bus to arrive. Unfortunately, one woman was placed in extreme danger yesterday while waiting for a bus when she was hit and seriously injured in a Bronx pedestrian accident. Police are still investigating the matter.
According to the authorities, this Bronx pedestrian accident occurred yesterday morning at approximately 5:45 a.m. An unidentified 63-year-old woman was sitting in a bus shelter on White Plains Road. At that time, an unidentified driver of an SUV was attempting to exit from the Cross Bronx Expressway ramp. The driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the shelter, pinning the woman underneath the wreckage. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and no update on her condition was provided.
New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our thoughts and our hope for the woman who was badly injured in this Bronx pedestrian accident. We hope that she is able to make a full and a fast recovery. 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, and they lead to nearly as many injuries and to more than 300 fatalities.
New York Personal Injury Lawyers
If the available information regarding this Bronx pedestrian accident are accurate and the driver of the SUV was at fault for the 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 woman for her losses. These losses could include costs such as medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York personal injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of those harmed for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.