A man in New York has passed away in a tragic pedestrian accident. The accident took place on a recent Saturday morning. Sometimes these types of car crashes occur due to a driver’s carelessness, which is grounds for civil litigation.
The recent New York pedestrian accident occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Police said a man was driving a car along a street and suddenly hit a male pedestrian who was attempting to cross the street. The driver of the car then reportedly fled the crash scene.
However, according to authorities, the car driver ended up losing control of his car several blocks away from the crash scene. As a result, he allegedly crashed his car and overturned it. Police said he then fled the area on foot, leaving police to search for him. Meanwhile, the man whom he reportedly struck passed away as a result of the pedestrian collision. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the crash.
If New York authorities manage to find the car driver, he will likely face criminal charges in connection with the accident. For instance, he may face charges of reckless driving and fleeing the scene of an accident, causing injury or death. In this situation, the surviving loved ones of the pedestrian who died at the accident scene may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. A successfully litigated claim may result in a monetary damage award to cover burial costs and other losses resulting from the pedestrian accident.