Yonkers, NY – Woman Pinned and Dragged Under Car on New Main StNY/NJ Legal News
Yonkers, NY (January 20, 2023) – A woman was injured when she was struck by a vehicle and pinned underneath it in Yonkers. The accident was reported to police at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday, January 15.
Video from the scene shows a woman attempting to cross New Main Street when she was hit by a vehicle and knocked down. As she tried to get up, the driver stopped and started to exit their vehicle, but forgot to put it in park.
The car rolled forward and struck the woman a second time, this time dragging her and pinning her underneath the vehicle’s front wheels. A good Samaritan who was driving in the opposite direction stopped and rendered aid by stopping the car that struck the woman.
A jack lift was used by witnesses to lift the vehicle off of the woman until emergency responders arrived. The injured woman was transported to a local medical center with injuries deemed non-life-threatening.
The driver, identified as a person from North Carolina, stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Police in Yonkers are still working to determine the details of the incident.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured woman.
Pedestrian Crashes in New York
When pedestrians become involved in traffic accidents, they often suffer serious injuries that land them in the hospital and affect their lives for the foreseeable future. In May of 2022, the US pedestrian fatality rate reached the highest its been in 40 years. Most pedestrian fatalities happen in urban areas, near intersections, and in the evening/nighttime hours. On average, people ages 55-64 are struck by vehicles more often than any other age group in the United States.
Approximately 6,500 pedestrians lose their lives in traffic accidents per year in the United States. In New York specifically, thousands of people suffer injuries per year in pedestrian crashes, and hundreds lose their lives. About 8% of traffic collisions in New York involve pedestrians, with about 7,500 pedestrian crashes happening per year.
If you or someone you love have been injured in a pedestrian crash in New York, you should know your legal rights. People struck by cars driven by negligent drivers often qualify for financial compensation to help pay for the costs related to their injuries. A pedestrian crash attorney in Yonkers can help you recover if you’ve been hurt by the actions of a negligent driver.
At Metro Law, our skilled pedestrian crash attorneys work hard to ensure that our injured clients are able to recover physically, emotionally, and financially after their accidents. The lawyers at our office are passionate about helping innocent crash victims get their lives back on track after they may have been derailed by driver negligence.
You can reach our law office by calling (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience. We don’t charge up-front fees. We only get paid if we do our job, which is to get you the compensation you need and deserve during this difficult time. Contact our trusted team of attorneys to learn more about how you can recover financial compensation with our help.
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 have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be 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.