Massapequa Pedestrian Accident: Pedestrian Critically Injured In Massapequa Car Accident By Broadway And Ontario Avenue
MASSAPEQUA, NEW YORK (November 29, 2019) – A pedestrian was critically injured in a car accident that took place near the intersection of Broadway and Ontario Avenue.
New York state police are saying that the car accident took place around 1:40 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a Volkswagen collided with a Mercedes.
The force of the impact caused the Volkswagen to jump the curb and strike the pedestrian who was walking on the sidewalk. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.
There were transported to the hospital with serious head injuries. Many residents are concerned that so much speeding takes place on the stretch of road where the accident took place.
“This is the third or fourth accident in the last two or three years. Now with a pedestrian, it’s just unsafe,” says Jason Pachucki who lives in Massapequa.
An investigation into the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Massapequa Pedestrian Accidents
Many pedestrian accidents tend to take place when drivers make unsafe turns through intersections. 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.” Car accidents tend to take place when drivers are:
Liability for a car accident may extend beyond an at fault driver. For example, a city in New York could be held liable for an accident if it failed to implement adequate traffic calming measures to slow speeding drivers. In a recent case from the Court of Appeals, New York’s Highest Court, justices held that NYC could be liable for accidents on streets that don’t have traffic calming measures. In Turturro v. City of New York, a 12-year-old boy was seriously injured in a car accident on a street with a history of speeding. City officials did not conduct an adequate study of whether traffic calming measures could make the road in questions safer. This happened even though they received numerous complaints about the speeding.
Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse 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. Unfortunately, most cities will fight vehemently to try and deny liability after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal rights are.
Investigating A Massapequa Car Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to the pedestrian injured in this car accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the police department as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures will be taken to help make this intersection safer.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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 more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.