Manhattan, NY – One Killed, Four Hurt in Collision on E 21st St near Third AveNY/NJ Legal News
Manhattan, NY (June 5, 2023) – One person lost their life, and four others were injured in a car accident in Manhattan on Sunday evening, June 4. Responders went to the scene at around 7:30 p.m. after receiving calls concerning the incident.
The wreck occurred at the intersection of East 21st Street and Third Avenue in Gramercy Park, the New York Police Department reports. The vehicle was traveling north on Third Avenue when the driver crashed.
One 23-year-old male pedestrian lost his life, while a 26-year-old female pedestrian was sent to the hospital in critical condition. A 21-year-old male pedestrian, as well as an 18-year-old e-bike rider were both sent to the hospital with significant injuries.
After crashing into the pedestrians, the car then collided with a LinkNYC kiosk on the sidewalk, where it stopped. The driver was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter, manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, and assault, authorities said.
Police in Manhattan continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured parties.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most dangerous types of traffic accidents that happen. Due to the fact that pedestrians travel with little to no protection against the force of fast, heavy, moving vehicles puts them at severe risk of sustaining serious, debilitating, or even fatal injuries if they become involved in an accident. Unfortunately, negligent drivers caused the majority of pedestrian accidents in the state of New York and throughout the United States.
In one recent year, over 6000 pedestrians lost their lives due to traffic accidents throughout the country. The majority of these crashes were caused by negligent driving. Distracted driving is the most commonly seen form of negligent driving in the United States today. Every year, over 400,000 car crashes are caused by negligent drivers.
Pedestrians must make it a point to make eye contact with drivers while crossing the street and always remain in the marked crosswalks. Failing to do so could result in severe injuries or even death. Unfortunately, no matter how mindful and careful pedestrians are in their travels, they cannot predict the actions of drivers. This is why it is vital for drivers to remain alert, awake, and sober wall behind the wheel.
When you or a loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian crash, a pedestrian accident attorney in Manhattan can help you recover. Negligent driving is illegal and often punishable by steep fines and even jail time. Grossly negligent drivers may be asked to pay punitive damages to victims, which are mostly used as punishment to deter the negligent driver from performing the same reckless behavior in the future.
Call our law office to speak with a pedestrian crash lawyer about your claim. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, a wrongful death lawyer in Manhattan can help you gather compensation. We will negotiate a full and fair settlement from the insurance company and get you financial compensation for every damage you face in relation to your accident. The cost related to medical bills, vehicle repairs, and more may be able to be covered by financial compensation when you file a personal injury claim with our firm. Call us at (800) 469-6476 to learn more.