Bus drivers have difficult jobs for many reasons, not the least of which involves the reality that they need to navigate these vehicles through very tight spaces while traffic is very tight and people and vehicles are everywhere. However, that does not alleviate their responsibility to avoid driving tactics that put other people in a position of unreasonable risk. While it’s too early to know exactly what happened, what is known is that a woman has lost her life in a Queens pedestrian accident after being hit by a bus.
According to the authorities, this Queens pedestrian accident occurred on Saturday night at approximately 7 p.m. An unidentified woman was attempting to cross the street on foot at Merrick Boulevard when she was hit by a MTA bus that was attempting to turn right from Hillside Avenue. The woman was run over as a result, and she was declared dead at the scene of the crash. The bus driver remained at the crash site and no arrests were made nor were any citations issued.
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 Queens pedestrian accident. We hope that they are somehow able to come together and work through this terrible loss. 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 Wrongful Death Lawyers
Clearly, much more information would be necessary before any determination of fault could be made with regards to this Queens pedestrian accident. However, if it turns out that the bus driver was at fault, it could lead to the filing of a New York wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the woman who was killed. If such a lawsuit was filed and it was successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family 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 wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for many years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.