Posted on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 at 4:49 am
Lower Manhattan, NY (December 21, 2018) – The woman was sadly struck and killed by a charter bus in Lower Manhattan Thursday evening, December 20, has now been identified by police as 28-year-old Kimberly Greer, of Long Island. The fatal accident was reported to have taken place at around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Centre Street and Leonard Street.
According to authorities, the collision occurred when the driver of the bus, now identified as 50-year-old Xi Chen, of New York, made a left turn onto Leonard from Centre. The passengers on the bus stated that they had not known anything was wrong until Chen exited the bus and returned in a panic.
Police were sent to the scene, as well as paramedics, in order to assess the situation and render aid to the victim. Greer was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries reported in the accident and Chen was charged with failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
Before moving on, we would first like to take a moment to extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Kimberly Greer. A wrongful death due to an event such as a pedestrian accident in New York will commonly leave the bereaved family with numerous questions, especially when the vehicle involved is a commercial bus or truck. Making the decision to acquire qualified representation to assist you during this devastating time can be a challenging but necessary step to take.
At Hach & Rose, we are fervent about helping those who have been affected by the negligence of another party or other entity. Our knowledgeable New York accident attorneys are entirely devoted to easing the often problematic process that follows the sudden loss of a family member. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident due to the inattentiveness of another party, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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