Pedestrian Critically Injured By Unlicensed Truck Driver Near Cortlandt Alley Street and Canal Street In Chinatown
CHINATOWN, NEW YORK (March 22, 2020) – A pedestrian was critically injured in a truck accident near the intersection of Cortlandt Alley Street and Canal Street.
New York Police Department officials are saying that the crash happened around 2:30 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a box truck hit the pedestrian and knocked her to the ground.
She was taken to the Bellevue Hospital and is listed in critical condition. Police are saying that the box truck driver did not have a proper license.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Chinatown Car Accidents
There are a number of reasons that truck accidents happen. According to the FMCSA, “Fatigue, drinking alcohol, and speeding are major factors in motor vehicle crashes overall. Although their presence does not always result in a crash, these three factors, as well as other driver, vehicle, and environmental factors, can increase the risk that a crash will occur.” Box trucks tend to have large blind spots and their drivers may simply overlook pedestrians.
Victims of box truck accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including spinal cord injuries, head trauma and lacerations. It’s important to continue to seek follow up care after an accident. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Chinatown Car Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to victim injured in this accident. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of all affected. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help prevent additional accidents like this.