New York, NY – Pedestrian Killed in Hit-&-Run at Canal & Lafayette St

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Written by Jeremy Schiowitz

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New York, NY - Pedestrian Killed in Hit-&-Run at Canal & Lafayette St

New York, NY (March 7, 2024) – A man was killed after a hit-and-run accident in New York on Wednesday, March 6. The deadly accident was reported at the corner of Canal Street and Lafayette Street early that morning at around 5 a.m. A man in his 30s was traveling on foot when he was struck by an oncoming motor vehicle. 

The injured party was transported to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead by attending medical personnel. The victim was reportedly hit by a black pickup truck while crossing the road. The area was temporarily closed while emergency crews were present. No updates on the accident are currently available. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in New York

Pedestrians are at a serious disadvantage on the road. In the event of a crash, the person on foot will almost always suffer much more serious injuries. Pedestrians are a large portion of national roadway fatalities. In 2021, there were 7,388 pedestrians killed on American roads. The number of pedestrian deaths in the United States increased nearly 13 percent from the year before, accounting for nearly 17 percent of reported roadway deaths.

Families dealing with a deadly crash need to partner with a trained lawyer in order to pursue compensation for their injuries and other damages. A deadly collision is never easy, and the resulting damages often fall on those closest to the victim. It can be difficult to deal with these unexpected expenses while also handling the grief associated with a deadly crash. A qualified New York wrongful death lawyer at Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson LLP is ready to get to work on your case. Contact our law offices today at (516) 774-3635 to get to work on your case. 

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Disclaimers: To promote safety and prevent tragic accidents, we urge individuals in our community to drive slowly and cautiously. This news article is not intended as a solicitation for business. Any information provided should not be considered professional medical or legal advice. Additionally, please note that the photo used in this post is not from the location of the collision.

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