Truck drivers in general have a difficult job. This job only becomes more difficult when they must navigate through tight spaces and heavy traffic, both of which are obviously prevalent in the city. Unfortunately, this leads to accidents and tragically, an accident occurred this morning involving the driver of a large truck that took the life of a woman. This Manhattan pedestrian accident occurred after the truck hit the woman while she was on a scooter and dragged her for two blocks. The investigation by police is ongoing.
According to the authorities, this Manhattan pedestrian accident occurred this morning at approximately 9 a.m. An unidentified woman was attempting to cross the street on a mini scooter at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and West Houston Street. As she did so, she was hit by the driver of a truck who was attempting to make a right turn. She was dragged for two blocks before the driver realized there was a problem and stopped. The woman was killed instantly. Police are not yet ready to identify the party that had the right-of-way at the time of the crash.
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 Manhattan pedestrian accident. We also hope that the police investigation leads to fast and fair results. 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 will be necessary in order to determining fault for this Manhattan pedestrian accident. However, if it turns out that the truck driver was at fault or shared 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 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 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.