When a vehicle stalls out on a busy road for whatever reason, the situation can become dangerous quickly if there is traffic in the area. Unfortunately, this situation played out in reality late last week when a woman got out of a stalled vehicle to call 911 for assistance and then was hit and badly injured by a passing car in a Manhattan car accident. The result of the crash was that the woman lost part of her leg, and police are still investigating the situation.
According to the authorities, this Manhattan car accident occurred on Thursday morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. Several women were riding in a vehicle that being driven in a northbound direction on the Henry Hudson Parkway during a thunderstorm. As the vehicle neared West 79th Street, the driver lost control and spun into a guard rail. One of the women got out of the vehicle to call for help and was hit by an oncoming car that pinned her against two other vehicles. The woman lost her leg as a result of the crash.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere thoughts and hopes for the woman who was so badly injured in this Manhattan car accident. We hope that she is able to make a recovery that will allow her to resume her life happily. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York car accidents. Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York Personal Injury Lawyers
It seems that more information would be necessary in order to clearly determine fault for this Manhattan car accident. However, when fault is determined it could lead to the filing of a New York personal injury lawsuit against those responsible for the crash by the woman who lost her leg. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the woman for her losses.
If you or someone you love have been seriously injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York personal injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.