Manhattan, NY – 7 Pedestrians Struck by Car on W 36th St near 6th Ave

Manhattan, NY – 7 Pedestrians Struck by Car on W 36th St near 6th Ave

Manhattan, NY (August 21, 2023) – A driver struck seven pedestrians in midtown Manhattan on Sunday night, August 20. Six of the people she hit were sent to the hospital with injuries, police said. 

The driver was apprehended a short time later in Queens. Reports show a Honda Accord with a Jersey license plate struck seven individuals at the intersection of West 36th Street near 6th Avenue. 

Authorities identified the driver as a 29-year-old woman. She fled toward the Midtown Tunnel after the crash toward Queens on the Long Island Expressway, according to internal police records. She struck another vehicle before being apprehended. 

Six of the people struck were taken to local hospitals for treatment of a wide range of injuries, including broken legs and head trauma. One person was in critical condition, sources said. 

Police in Manhattan continue to investigate. 

We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.

New York Pedestrian Accidents

When pedestrians become involved in traffic accidents with vehicles, they almost always sustain serious injuries. This is obviously because pedestrians travel with little to no protection against the weight and size of large, fast-moving vehicles. An individual who is struck by a vehicle usually sustains injuries from three distinct points of a vehicle: 

  • Bumper
  • Hood
  • Windshield

These impacts can cause severe or even deadly injuries, some of which include: 

  • Head trauma
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Broken bones
  • Emotional turmoil
  • Fatality

Oftentimes, pedestrians suffer musculoskeletal injuries to their lower extremities when they are involved in auto accidents. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian crash, you should contact a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as you can. A lawyer can help you learn more about your ability to collect financial compensation. 

Financial compensation may be awarded to you if you were hurt by a negligent driver. Negligent drivers cause over 90% of the auto collisions reported in the United States. Drivers who are distracted, intoxicated or fatigued often cause wrecks that end in serious injuries for those involved. 

Contact a Manhattan pedestrian injury lawyer at (800) 469-6476 immediately after a pedestrian crash to schedule a free consultation.  At Metro Law, our lawyers are thorough in their efforts to ensure the rights of injured victims are protected and exercised, so they’re able to get their lives back on track. Call us when you can to learn more about your legal right toward financial compensation.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you identify any false information in the story or want the post removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

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 but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as 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.