Binghamton, NY – Angela N. Kelley, 47, Killed in Pedestrian Crash on SR-7 near Belden Manor RdNY/NJ Legal News
Binghamton, NY (February 24, 2023) – Shortly after 6:00 p.m. on February 17, New York State Police were sent to the scene of a fatal pedestrian crash in Binghamton.
Reports indicate the wreck occurred on State Route 7 near Belden Manor Road in Colesville. A Ram pickup truck was headed west on SR-7 when the pedestrian, identified as Angela N. Kelley, 47, of Binghamton, was struck by the truck. What caused the collision to occur remains under police investigation at this time.
State Police Investigators were assisted by EMS personnel, the Troop C Collision Reconstruction Unit, and the Broome County Coroner. The roadway was blocked while emergency responders worked to control the scene.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Angela N. Kelley at this time.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
Every year, numerous individuals end up losing their lives due to serious pedestrian accidents in New York. These crashes usually have a huge impact on families who are forced to endure overwhelming and sometimes debilitating financial and emotional turmoil. Oftentimes, pedestrians lose their lives due to the negligent actions of motorists. Some drivers choose to act carelessly and recklessly while behind the wheel which leads to millions of traffic accidents per year. In fact, distracted driving is the leading cause of auto accidents throughout the country today.
Every year, more than 400,000 traffic collisions happen due to the actions of distracted drivers. The most common form of driver distraction is texting and driving. Over half of the drivers in the United States admit to texting and driving. Inattention due to using a cell phone, talking to passengers, or other distractions may lead to a driver failing to see a pedestrian in the roadway until it is too late.
Intoxicated driving, whether drivers are influenced by drugs or alcohol, may also pose a severe threat to the safety of pedestrians. Drunk and high drivers often have trouble staying in their own lane, safely turning, and stopping at intersections. Consequently, numerous pedestrians end up losing their lives due to drivers who operate their vehicles while impaired.
Additionally, drivers who do not yield the right of way to pedestrians continuously cause fatal accidents in New York. Whether drivers are running red lights, speeding, or failing to stop at crosswalks, they continue to put pedestrians at risk for severe injuries or worse.
If you have recently lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian collision, you may be eligible to collect financial compensation that can help you pay for funeral care, burial expenses, outstanding medical bills, and any other damages your family may face during this difficult time. Seeking legal assistance in a timely manner from a skilled Binghamton wrongful death attorney can help ensure that your family has the very best chance of getting the justice you deserve.
The experienced New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers at Metro Law can help you recover. With over forty years of experience helping bereaved families, our dedicated legal advocates are here to provide you with compassionate and comprehensive representation. We offer free consultations to discuss your case in further detail and determine the best course of action for you. Contact us today at 800-469-6476 for more information on how we can help fight for justice on your behalf.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.