Your life can change in a matter of seconds.
Every year hundreds of people are injured by motor vehicles while walking or attempting to cross a street. The Center for Disease Control stated that every 8 minutes one person is injured as a result of a pedestrian accident and that every two hours one person is fatally injured in a pedestrian accident.
A crossing guard, normally stationed in front of a Roman Catholic elementary school in the Bronx Monday through Friday, called in sick the other morning.
While the New York Police Department was in the process of replacing her, a 6-year old boy was struck and seriously injured by a yellow school bus while crossing the street with his 12-year old sister.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious leg injuries where he underwent surgery.
Investigators are trying to determine what happened since he was crossing in the crosswalk where the driver should have seen him. The driver remained on the scene. It was not clear if he ran a stop sign or if he would be charged or ticketed.
After the accident, police pulled over at least five other vehicles for running the stop sign at the intersection where the boy was injured.
My sincere best wishes go out to the boy; I am hoping for a speedy and complete recovery.
Victims of pedestrian accidents frequently require assistance with:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
If you or a loved one has been injured and are in the need of a personal injury attorney, you can trust the lawyers at the law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi.
Dealing with an unexpected accident can add a lot of stress to your life. While you focus on your recovery and regaining your health, let us represent your interests in a court of law. We will strive to protect your rights.
We have offices in the Bergen County, New Jersey and New York City areas.