Bronx, NY – Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash on Major Deegan Expwy near Exit 13NY/NJ Legal News
Bronx, NY (May 10, 2023) – A pedestrian suffered critical injuries in an accident that occurred in Van Cortlandt Park. Reports show the incident happened at around 7:43 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10.
Responders went to the scene on the Major Deegan Expressway near exit 13. EMS was seen rendering aid on-site and transporting the injured victim to a local hospital.
At this time, those involved have not been identified. Traffic was delayed at the scene due to the center and right lanes of the Deegan Expressway being closed for some time.
Authorities in the Bronx continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision.
No further information has been reported at this time.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of the person with injuries.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
When pedestrians become involved in traffic accidents, they often suffer serious injuries that land them in the hospital and affect their lives for the foreseeable future. In May of 2022, the US pedestrian fatality rate reached the highest it’s been in 40 years. Most pedestrian fatalities happen in urban areas, near intersections, and in the evening/nighttime hours. On average, people ages 55-64 are struck by vehicles more often than any other age group in the United States.
Approximately 6,500 pedestrians lose their lives in traffic accidents per year in the United States. In New York specifically, thousands of people suffer injuries per year in pedestrian crashes, and hundreds lose their lives. About 8% of traffic collisions in New York involve pedestrians, with about 7,500 pedestrian crashes happening per year.
If you or a beloved member of your family have been injured in a pedestrian crash in New York, you should know your legal rights and options. People struck by cars driven by negligent drivers often qualify for financial compensation to help pay for the costs related to their injuries and damages. A pedestrian crash attorney in the Bronx can help you recover if you’ve been hurt by the actions of a negligent driver.
At Metro Law, our skilled pedestrian crash attorneys work hard to ensure that our injured clients are able to recover physically, emotionally, and financially after their accidents. The lawyers at our office are passionate about helping innocent crash victims get their lives back on track after they may have been derailed by driver negligence.
You can reach our law office by calling (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience. We don’t charge up-front fees, and we offer free case evaluations so you can figure out whether you qualify for compensation without having to worry about your finances. We only get paid if we do our job, which is to get you the compensation you need and deserve during this difficult time. Contact our trusted team of attorneys to learn more about how you can recover financial compensation for your injuries and incurred losses with our help. Our firm has been working for decades to help injured accident victims get their lives back on track after they were upended by the actions of careless, reckless, and/or negligent drivers.