An early afternoon pedestrian accident in Manhattan left three people injured on August 22nd. The victims were standing near the intersection of East 31st Street and 3rd Avenue in Midtown when an SUV jumped the curb and smashed into them before striking a light pole. One of the women was actually struck not by the car but by a flying trash can. FDNY rushed to the scene and transported all three of the victims to nearby Bellevue Hospital. All three were reportedly in stable condition.
Photos and video from the scene show the Ford Explorer nose-to-nose with the light pole and pieces of the front end exploded on the street and sidewalk all around. It appears as if the SUV was struck by a car moments before flying out of control and jumping the curb. However, eye witness reports clearly state that all three of the injured individuals were on the sidewalk and not in the roadway at the time of the crash.
In similar pedestrian accidents in New York City, criminal charges have been filed against the driver involved. In this particular case, both drivers charged. NYPD officers responding to the crash found that both drivers were operating with suspended driver’s licenses.
Because of the nature of this particular crash, the three victims in this terrifying pedestrian accident in Manhattan could seek compensation from both drivers. These victims can seek compensation for their injuries, lost time from work (present and into the future) as well as all unpaid medical expenses. In addition, as pedestrians, the victims will be able to apply for no fault benefits from the insurance for the car that struck them which will cover medical expenses as well as some of the lost wages.
If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident involving multiple motor vehicles, get help from an experienced pedestrian accident attorney in New York City. The legal professionals at the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel can help you navigate the complex settlement and litigation process to get the financial compensation you deserve.
Call 00-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 for your free consultation.