Woman Injured In Five Towns Pickup Truck Accident By Washington Avenue and Central Avenue
FIVE TOWNS, NEW YORK (December 10, 2019) – A woman was injured in a Five Towns pickup truck accident by the intersection of Washington Avenue and Central Avenue in between Cedarhurst and Lawrence.
Nassau County police are saying that the accident took place on December 6 around 1:10 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a pickup truck hauling what looks like a washing machine hit the woman in the intersection.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The woman was taken to Jamaica Hospital and listed in serious condition.
The pickup truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Liability In Five Towns Truck Accidents
According to the NHTSA, “In 2016 there were 5,987 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes, a 9-percent increase from the 5,495 pedestrian fatalities in 2016. This is the highest number of pedestrians killed in one year since 1990.” There are a number of reasons that pedestrian accidents occur including:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver distraction
- Driver intoxication
- Failure to yield
A number of pedestrian accidents take place when drivers make dangerous left turns. According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law (Sec. 1411), “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.”
If the person driving a pickup truck was working at the time of a collision the company that they were working for could face civil liability. Under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior companies are generally liable for the negligent conduct of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties.
Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important that evidence is properly preserved and collected after an accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Five Towns Pedestrian Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to the woman who was injured in this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to Nassau County police as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that safety measures will be put in place to help prevent additional accidents like this.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.