New York City is a busy place. Any resident or tourist can attests to this. The roads are filled with cars, trucks, taxis, buses, cyclists and pedestrians. All forms of transportation need to coexist; however, the hustle and bustle of the city life can cause many distractions, sudden maneuvers and frustrations. Thus, it is very possible that a motorist fails to see another vehicle or pedestrian when traveling. And this situation could give rise to a very serious and even fatal collision.
According to recent reports, an MTA bus in Manhattan struck a woman. Preliminary investigation of this auto-pedestrian accident suggests that the collision occurred at the intersection of Second Avenue and East 36th Street at around 9:30 in the morning. It was reported that a 70-year-old woman was walking northbound on Second Avenue when a Q44 MTA bus struck her when making a left turn.
As a result of this collision, the victim’s foot became caught under the wheel of the bus. The woman was dragged from roughly 20 to 30 feet. Emergency crews responded, and she was transported to the hospital in serious condition. Investigation is still ongoing. No charges have been filed at this time and no cause of the accident has been issued.
A pedestrian accident is a serious type of motor vehicle accident. The negligence of a motorist, no matter how minor, could significantly impact the life of a victim. The busy streets of major cities like New York sees many vehicles and pedestrians, making auto-pedestrian accidents more likely than one would like. However, when these crashes occur, victims have the right and ability to take action. A personal injury action could help one hold a negligent driver accountable. It could also assist with the recovery of compensation so medical bills, lost wages and other damages could be addressed.