August 22, 2011 – Manhattan, New York – According to a report from NY1, a woman rollerskating in Manhattan, on Wednesday morning, August 17, was struck and injured by a city bus. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority indicated that an M42 bus struck the woman rollerskating when it was pulling up to the Circle Line cruise terminal at 43rd Street and 12th Avenue, at about 8 a.m. The unidentified 68-year-old was then taken to Bellevue hospital with what is believed to be a leg injury. Police are still investigating the accident. Reports of any charges have not been made. If you were injured in an accident due to another’s act of negligence, then you could be entitled to receive compensation. A pedestrian accident can lead to serious injuries and expensive medical bills. To learn about your legal options and how you can protect your rights, you should consult immediately with a Manhattan personal injury lawyer. 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 New York motor vehicle accidents 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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