When people are out walking around on foot, they have to trust that everything will go right with the vehicles that are sharing these spaces with them. If anything does go wrong, pedestrians are all but helpless when confronted with a vehicle. Tragically, that appears to be what happened early yesterday morning when a woman was hit and killed in a Manhattan pedestrian accident when a taxi cab veered out of control after being hit by another vehicle. Police are stating that the vehicle that collided with the cab may have been at fault.
According to the authorities, this fatal Manhattan pedestrian accident occurred yesterday morning at approximately 1:45 a.m. An unidentified woman was walking at Third Avenue and East 27th Street when suddenly, a taxi cab came directly at her and hit her violently. She was pinned against a utility pole and quickly bled to death because of a wound on her leg. Apparently, the taxi cab had just been hit from behind by a Honda that was attempting to pull out of a parking spot at the time. The driver of the Honda was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
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. Losing a life in this manner is always a tragedy. In addition, this crashw 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 the available information regarding this Manhattan pedestrian accident is accurate, then it seems likely that the driver who hit the taxi cab was at fault for the crash. If that’s the case, then it’s possible that the family of the woman who was killed could file a New York wrongful death lawsuit against that driver. If a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their losses.
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 clients for many years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.