Being injured in a car accident can be life-changing, depending on how
serious the injuries are. In addition to having to heal from their injuries,
motor vehicle accident victims can easily struggle with the emotional
distress caused by these types of accidents. One person was unfortunately
injured in a recent New York car crash involving a pedestrian.
The accident happened just before 10 a.m. on a Thursday. It happened when
a woman, age 66, was resting on her cane. As she was going across a street
via a crosswalk near a hospital, a minivan driven by a man struck her,
The minivan was turning left onto another road at the time of the crash.
Hospitals rushed to help her following the accident. Witnesses said they
saw the woman fly up into the air and fall back down before going under
the rear area of the vehicle. The rear wheels then ended up running over
the woman's legs, they said. The woman was taken to the hospital,
where her condition was considered serious.
In this case, the man who allegedly hit the female pedestrian may be held
financially responsible for her critical injuries. The injured party reserves
the right to sue the man, seeking financial damages that may help to cover
her hospital bill and other accident related losses. Any awarded damages
might also help with addressing pain and suffering resulting from the
motor vehicle accident. Liability needs to be established via competent
proof of negligence before a judge will rule in the injury victim's
favor in New York.
Source: nydailynews.com, "1 dead, 1 injured in Thruway crash in western New
York; cause being investigated", Barry Paddock and Tina Moore, Sept. 4, 2014