Manhattan Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident
Just this week, a 35-year-old man was killed while crossing the street in Manhattan. The collision took place at Broadway and the corner of 125th St. at approximately 1 in the morning. The car that struck him was a yellow cab and the name of the victim has not yet been released. Although he was immediately taken to St. Luke's Hospital, he died there of his injuries. This was not a hit-and-run accident, however, and the driver remained at the scene until the authorities arrived. As of now, no charges have been filed against the taxi driver and it is believed that charges will not be filed.
This pedestrian accident in Manhattan was not the only such accident to take place in New York City this week. In fact, on the same night, a man was struck and killed while crossing the street in Brooklyn. At approximately 11:30 p.m., the 52-year-old man was crossing Linden Blvd. at Rockaway Parkway. The vehicle that struck him was a Jeep Cherokee that was going through a green light. As in the first case, the driver also remained at the scene of the accident and it is not thought that charges will be brought against him.
What should you do if you were injured in a pedestrian accident? Whether you were injured or even lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, your first step should be to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer from our team at Segal & Lax. We have over 75 years of combined experience on our side and are committed to securing the maximum amount of compensation for what our clients have gone through. If you would like a free case evaluation, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team!