Ramapo, NY – Fatal Pedestrian Collision Claims One Life on Rt 17

Ramapo, NY – Fatal Pedestrian Collision Claims One Life on Rt 17

Ramapo, NY (July 26, 2023) – A young man from Sloatsburg was killed in a pedestrian collision in Ramapo. The incident happened at around 11:45 p.m. on Monday, July 24. 

Several emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of the incident that took place on Route 17 when a man from Sloatsburg was headed north in his pickup truck. For unknown reasons, he struck a pedestrian identified as a 32-year-old man, also of Sloatsburg. 

Paramedics declared the victim deceased at the crash site, reports said. The driver, age 62, was in a 2008 Ford F150 when the crash occurred. 

Police in Ramapo called in their Crash Investigation Unit to determine how the incident took place. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family members. 

New York Pedestrian Accidents

Ramapo, NY - Fatal Pedestrian Collision Claims One Life on Rt 17Pedestrians are often severely injured in traffic accidents. Each year, tens of thousands of pedestrians suffer serious injuries after being struck by vehicles on the road/sidewalk. The rate of negligent driving in the United States is at an all-time high, causing over 90% of reported auto collisions.

Distraction, fatigue, speeding, and intoxication are responsible for more than 5 million auto collisions per year. These accidents devastate victims and their family members and sometimes cost people their lives. Despite serious efforts to implement safety awareness campaigns and improve the ability of drivers to remain vigilant while on the roadway, individuals continue to operate their vehicles under the influence or while overtired, speeding, or distracted. 

Each year, in the United States, about 6 million car crashes are reported that injure over 3 million people and take the lives of about 40,000. When we consider the fact that over 90% of these wrecks happen due to the actions of negligent drivers, we realize that America has a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Drivers need to be more mindful and aware of their actions and the consequences that can arise from them. Driving is indeed convenient; however, it can very well be one of the most dangerous activities we engage in daily. 

If you or someone you love were hurt in a traffic collision caused by a negligent driver, you need to be able to recover without going broke or having to worry about money. A personal injury attorney can help you file a claim so you can get the financial compensation and justice you need and deserve after your accident. Not only do you deserve compensation, but the negligent party who caused your crash also needs to be held responsible for their careless and/or reckless behavior. 

At Metro Law, we know what needs to be done to get you the financial compensation you need at this time. We can thoroughly investigate your accident and make sure that we can prove how it happened so you can be fairly compensated. If the worst has happened, and you have lost a loved one in a crash caused by negligence, a wrongful death lawyer in Ramapo can get you compensation for all of the damages that resulted from your family member’s accident, as well as funeral costs and more. 

Call our law office at (800) 469-6476 to learn more about how we can assist you and your family members in recovering from the damages brought about by a severe auto accident.