CITY MAY BE LIABLE FOR PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT AT DANGEROUS INTERSECTION
MIDTOWN, NEW YORK (July 2, 2016) – A 79-year-old pedestrian was critically injured after she was struck by a pickup truck that failed to yield as she was crossing Second Avenue by East 58th Street, according to the NY Daily News.
Authorities have been able to identify the vehicle involved in the pedestrian crash as a Toyota Truck. The driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with police after the collision.
Emergency medical personnel rushed the woman to the New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center. Local residents have said that the intersection by Second Ave. and E. 58th St. is dangerous.
Vehicles drive by at a high rate of speed often without realizing that they’re in Manhattan. After cars go over the bridge there isn’t a proper light forcing them to slow down.
Our staff at the RMFW Law Firm were deeply saddened to learn about this tragic accident in Midtown. Our thoughts and prayers are with the woman who was injured and her family as she begins the road to recovery. The city has an obligation to create safe pedestrian crossings and to install sufficient traffic signals. We encourage the NYPD to conduct a thorough investigation into this accident and to take tangible steps to prevent a similar tragedy. If there is anything at all we can do for the family of the victim, we would be glad to help 212 697 9280.