Woman Hit By A Car While Crossing Street On Castleton Avenue In Staten Island; Pedestrian Remains Critically Injured After Accident With Van
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (January 9, 2018) – A 36-year-old woman was seriously injured in a car accident after being hit by a Ford Econoline van at the intersection of Clove Road and Castleton Avenue In West Brighton.
Staten Island police are saying that the pedestrian was crossing Castleton Avenue at the time that she was struck by the Van going southbound.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to treat the female pedestrian for her injuries.
The driver of the Ford Econoline van remained at the scene of the collision and cooperated with police.
She was listed in critical condition and taken to the Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton in order to receive treatment.
A number of people on social media are saying the the stretch of road where the accident took place is dangerous with drivers that regularly speed.
LIABILITY IN PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
Generally speaking, driver’s have a responsibility to keep a watchful eye out for pedestrians and drive in a reasonably safe manner. If the negligent driver involved in an accident is working for a company, the company that the driver works for may be held vicariously liable. In addition to driver negligence, a city may be liable for a car accident if the road was in a dangerous condition at the time of the crash. Any person that is injured in either scenario may be able to file a claim for damages including lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic pedestrian accident that critically injured a 36-year-old woman in West Brighton. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the woman that was injured and her family as she continues to recover. We encourage anyone that may have seen what happened to reach out to Staten Island police as they continue their investigation. We sincerely hope that measures are put in place to make this stretch of road safe. A number of vehicles have raced down this particular stretch of road.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced 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.