Pedestrian Killed In Rochester Car Accident On Parsells Avenue
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (November 30, 2019) – A pedestrian was tragically killed in a car accident that took place along Parsells Avenue.
New York state police are saying that the accident took place around 11:30 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation the driver hit the pedestrian and knocked them to the ground.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures they later died due to their injuries.
An investigation into the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Rochester Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to pedestrians that are in lawfully marked crosswalks. According to New York Vehicle And Traffic Law S 1151, “When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk on the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling.” There are a number of reasons that pedestrian accidents take place including:
- Driver distraction
- Driver intoxication
The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of love. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal rights are.
Investigating A Rochester Car Accident
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 investigation into an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.