Manhattan, NY – Pedestrian Injured in Accident at Pitt St & E Houston StNY/NJ Legal News
Manhattan, NY (October 31, 2023) – A serious auto collision involving a pedestrian happened in Manhattan on the morning of October 31. Responders were dispatched to the scene of the collision at around 11:13 a.m. to help those involved.
Police and paramedics were seen rendering aid at the crash site on Pitt Street near East Houston Street a short time after the collision took place. A woman was reportedly hit by a vehicle in a hit-and-run collision.
At this time, the victim has not been identified to the public. Authorities in Manhattan are still working to determine the cause of the wreck.
The crash site blocked the roadway for an extended time on the morning of October 31 and into the afternoon. Police are still working to determine the cause of the incident.
Few other details have been reported concerning this traffic crash in Manhattan.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
In New York, tens of thousands of traffic wrecks occur yearly. These incidents occur under several different circumstances, however, most of them are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Pedestrian wrecks happen, over half of the time, due to the negligent actions of drivers. Sadly, around 5,000 pedestrians end up losing their lives every year due to the actions of drivers who are distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, or displaying negligence in another manner while driving.
Injuries sustained by crash victims will generally range from mild scrapes and bruises to life-threatening conditions. However, when individuals suffer injuries in pedestrian crashes, their injuries are usually extremely severe. More than 300,000 auto accidents were reported throughout New York in 2021, and, New York City sees over 100,000 auto accidents per year.
Negligent driving comes in many forms, however, the most common include speeding, intoxication, distraction, and fatigue. More than 100,000 auto collisions take place yearly due to the actions of drivers who are overtired while operating their vehicles. Driving while fatigued is basically the same as driving while intoxicated, as our reaction times, judgment, vision, and even motor control can be drastically altered, creating an unsafe environment for everyone encountered by a fatigued driver on the road.
A pedestrian accident attorney in Manhattan can help you learn more about your ability to collect financial compensation if you know that the actions of a negligent driver injured you. A car crash lawyer from the law office of Metro Law is here to help you recover. Our firm has decades of experience helping injured accident victims get their lives back on track after they have been hurt by negligent driving.
Call Metro Law at 800-469-6476 to speak with a lawyer about your claim. We are confident in our ability to help crash victims like you recover. Call us at your earliest convenience to learn about how we can aid you at this time.