Chinatown, Manhattan, NY (November 26, 2018) – On Monday night, November 26, an individual who was attempting to parallel park a van was reported to have lost control of the vehicle and crashed into several pedestrians. The accident was stated to have resulted in the death of one of the pedestrians and the injuries of six others.
According to authorities, the accident happened at the intersection of Canal Street and Forsyth Street at approximately 7:00 p.m. Police and paramedics were immediately called to the crash site where one person was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
The six injured parties were quickly transported to Bellevue Hospital following the incident. The injuries sustained in the accident were reported to range between serious and critical.
Police stated that the driver of the van remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Police are actively investigating the events that led to this unfortunate accident.
No further information has been made available at this time.
Accidents of this nature tragically occur all-too-often in our communities, and we extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the deceased victim, first and foremost. We also wish to offer our sympathies to the six injured parties as we hope for their full recoveries from all injuries.
Pedestrian accidents in New York often result in very serious injury or death because of the vulnerability of the victim at the time of impact. While we realize the extreme difficulties associated with the sudden loss of a loved one, as well as the treacherous path toward recovery, it is also essential to know that you may have substantial rights following such a devastating incident.
At Hach and Rose, our compassionate New York accident attorneys are completely devoted to assisting victims and their families during their time of need. We are here for you 24/7 to help answer any questions you may have in regards to your injuries or sudden loss of a loved one. If you have lost a family member or suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident due to the negligent actions of another party, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.
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