New York City and other urban jungles provide unique challenges for pedestrians and bicyclists trying to get around safely while maneuvering around one another and, of course, motorized traffic congestion.
Recently, a college student suffered serious injuries after being hit twice by two separate vehicles. The RIT student was the victim of a pedestrian accident. The incident in New York resulted in serious accident injuries for the young man.
For pedestrians navigating city streets, the fear of being hit by a car is always prevalent. However, when New York drivers are careless, reckless or simply unaware, pedestrian accidents can occur and can be devastating. The nature of a pedestrian accident means a victim can suffer a wide range of serious injuries.
Any pedestrian crossing a city street should be keenly aware of his or her surroundings. However, vehicles on the roads and streets of New York have a responsibility to look out for pedestrians also. During times of inclement weather, pedestrian accidents may be more likely to happen. A pedestrian accident recently took the life of a man on the streets of New York on a Sunday morning.
The act of walking along the city sidewalk should be a generally safe activity and way to get around. But, simply walking on the sidewalks can lead to pedestrian accidents. Often in New York, those pedestrian accidents can be fatal, unfortunately. One such fatal accident recently occurred and a young woman lost her life.
The busy streets and sidewalks of New York are dangerous under any circumstances but especially so when drivers are reckless or negligent. Pedestrian accidents have received a lot of media attention and Mayor de Blasio is promoting a VisionZero initiative focused on reducing traffic fatalities. In a recent tragedy, a 30-year-old walking along a Brooklyn street died and her boyfriend and others suffered injuries after an SUV struck them.
An accident involving a pedestrian can easily lead to injuries due to the fact that pedestrians do not have protection against the force of a vehicle. When pedestrian accidents occur and a pedestrian is left with injuries, the victim may have legal options so as to pursue compensation. One recent car accident involving a man walking his dog in New York ended in his injury and the death of his pet.
The cost of simply walking down the street or crossing a busy intersection can be overwhelming if you are hit by a moving vehicle. Sadly, pedestrian accidents are not all that uncommon on busy New York City and suburban streets. When a pedestrian has been hit and suffers injuries, that pedestrian should be aware of his or her rights and what options there may be for victims as they struggle to recover and avoid financial ruin.
While many pedestrian accidents occur when walkers cross the street, some can take place when a pedestrian is simply standing on a metropolitan sidewalk. This was the case recently when a truck crashed into a crowd who were on a New York sidewalk. When pedestrian accidents of any type occur, those who are injured can seek legal guidance to determine the best course of action.
Narrow streets, busy intersections and pedestrians who need room to walk safely all combine for a dangerous situation on New York streets. Pedestrian accidents are common due to some of these factors and more. When pedestrian accidents happen on the streets of New York, the victims may suffer more severe injuries and incur much greater financial hardship than if that victim had been in a vehicle.