Crossing the street anywhere in the city is an activity that involves some sort of risk. However, when pedestrians cross they should be able to trust that motorists will obey the laws that govern these situations. Unfortunately, that apparently did not occur early yesterday morning when a woman who was attempting to cross a street was hit and killed in a Manhattan hit-and-run accident. To make matters worse, the driver fled the scene and police are still searching for this person.
According to the authorities, this Manhattan hit-and-run accident occurred yesterday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m. An unidentified 21-year-old woman was attempting to cross the street on Broadway near East 14th Street not far from Union Square. As she did so, she was hit by the driver of a blue blue dump truck that was attempting to make a right turn at that intersection. She was completely run over and she was rushed to a nearby hospital, but she did not survive her injuries.
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 woman who was killed. We also hope that the police are able to identify and locate the driver involved in this Manhattan hit-and-run accident soon. In addition, this Manhattan pedestrian accident 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, if or when the driver involved in this Manhattan hit-and-run accident is located, he or she will face serious criminal charges. This person could also face a New York wrongful death lawsuit if the family of the woman who was killed decides to initiate such a filing. If they do file a case and it turns out to be successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in any type of 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.