Pedestrian Accident Involving United States Postal Service (USPS) Truck Left Three People Seriously Injured on The East Side Of Manhattan
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (January 25, 2018) – Three pedestrians were injured in Midtown Manhattan after a United States Postal Service (USPS) truck backed over them On First Avenue near East 37th Street.
The USPS truck driver involved in the accident told Manhattan police that he did not see anyone as he was trying to move further from the curb.
The United States Postal Worker driver was charge with failure to yield. The three pedestrians involved in the USPS truck accident were taken to Bellevue Hospital in order to receive treatment.
A 48-year-old woman suffered injuries to her right leg. A 68-year-old woman sustained injuries to her leg, arm, ribs and neck. That woman’s 66 year old husband suffered injuries to both of his legs.
The entire accident was caught on surveillance camera.
LIABILITY IN BACK-UP ACCIDENTS WITH USPS TRUCKS
USPS truck drivers have a responsibility to drive in a reasonably safe manner according to the prevailing conditions of the road. With respect to backup accidents, a driver should always check their mirrors and video camera if they have any. Many USPS trucks come equipped with back-up cameras in order to help the drivers navigate safely. There is simply no excuse why a USPS driver should ever back up into a pedestrian. If a truck driver is unsure what’s behind them, then they should get out of their vehicle and check with their own eyes. Any person that is injured in a back up accident with a USPS truck may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the USPS accident that injured three people in Midtown Manhattan. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families as they continue to recover from their injuries. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of all of those that have been affected. The USPS needs to come forward and take responsibility for the actions of their employee so that these innocent pedestrians can be helped. Anyone that may have witnessed the accident should contact the NYPD for the sake of all of those that have been affected.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in an accident with a USPS truck, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced Manhattan personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.