October 27, 2011 – Bronx, N.Y. – According to a report from New York 1, a cab driver hit a pedestrian and then left the scene. The pedestrian accident occurred just after 11 p.m. on Monday, October 24. An unidentified 43-year-old man was struck at the intersection of Third Avenue and East 163rd Street. After the cab driver hit the pedestrian, he was then struck by a private sanitation truck. Although the cab driver fled, the truck driver stopped and remained at the scene of the accident. The victim was then transported to Lincoln Hospital, but was pronounced dead. Police are still looking for the driver of the cab. If you or a loved one were seriously or fatally injured in a pedestrian accident, then compensation may be available. You should speak with a New York accident attorney about your legal options and see if you have a claim worth pursuing. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York. To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York include:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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