Manhattan, NY – Pedestrian Struck by Taxi, Injured on E 96th St near Lexington Ave nearNY/NJ Legal News
Manhattan, NY (November 6, 2023) – On the afternoon of November 6, a serious pedestrian accident was reported to police in Manhattan. At approximately 2:40 p.m., responders were dispatched to the area in the Upper East Side after receiving reports of a pedestrian crash.
Local sources say a pedestrian was struck by a Taxi on East 96th Street near Lexington Avenue. What caused the incident to take place is currently under investigation by local law enforcement.
Paramedics helped the injured victim at the scene and transported them to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment. At this time, their name has not been reported.
Traffic was delayed near the scene for some time on Monday afternoon. Police continue to investigate the details of the crash.
No further information has been reported concerning this traffic collision in Manhattan.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victim.
New York Pedestrian Crashes
When pedestrians become injured in car crashes, they usually sustain severe injuries that cause them to become stuck in the hospital. These injuries can affect their lives for the foreseeable future, having a negative impact on their ability to live the way they want to. In May of 2022, the fatality rate in the US was higher than it has been in the past four decades. The majority of pedestrian deaths in the country occur near intersections, in urban areas, and in the evening/nighttime hours. On average, individuals ages 55-64 are hit by cars more than any other age group in the United States.
Approximately 6,500 pedestrians are killed yearly in collisions throughout the nation. In New York, thousands of individuals are injured yearly in pedestrian wrecks, and hundreds are killed. Almost 10% of traffic accidents in the Empire State involve a pedestrian, with around 7,500 pedestrian collisions happening each year.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a New York pedestrian collision, you should be aware of your legal options and rights. Individuals who become struck by vehicles operated by drivers who are negligent usually qualify for financial compensation. Compensation can help injured victims cover the costs that stem from their accidents, such as lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more. If you or someone you love have recently been injured in a pedestrian crash, a pedestrian crash attorney in Manhattan can help you recover.
At Metro Law, our skilled pedestrian crash attorneys work diligently to make sure that our clients who have been hurt by negligence are able to recover in every way possible. While we help you to recover financially, you may be able to focus better on your physical and emotional recovery. Our attorneys are compassionate and caring and work around the clock to aid crash victims and their family members in the aftermath of serious accidents.
You can reach our office by calling (800) 469-6476. We don’t charge any fees unless you are able to gather compensation for your losses and damages. Our firm has been working for over 30 years to help crash victims and their loved ones recover, and we will stop at nothing to make sure you are able to pay for the losses and damages that were imposed upon you by another person’s negligent actions.