Pedestrian Killed In Orange Car Accident On The Interstate 87 Freeway
ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK (March 15, 20202) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a car accident that took place on the northbound lanes of the Intestate 87 Freeway.
New York Police Department officials are saying that the collision occurred around 1:20 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation multiple vehicles hit the pedestrian.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the pedestrian. Despite life-saving measures he later died due to his injuries.
An investigation into the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Orange County Car Accidents
All drivers in New York have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. They must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. According to New York Vehicle Code 1146, “Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any bicyclist, pedestrian, or domestic animal upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary.” Pedestrian accidents are often caused by:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver intoxication
- Inclement weather
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Potential beneficiaries in a civil claim may include the victim’s spouse, children, parents and siblings. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating An Orange Pedestrian Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the pedestrian that died in this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. A large number of car accidents can be prevented when drivers simply slow down and learn to share the road with everyone else.