East Side, Manhattan, NY (February 15, 2019) – According to police, a 27-year-old woman was tragically killed after being struck by a gasoline delivery truck at the intersection of East 37th Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan. The fatal accident was stated to have happened at around 6:00 a.m. on Friday morning, February 15.
Police reported that the woman, who has not been identified, had been walking in the above-mentioned area when she was hit by the truck for reasons that have not been confirmed. The driver of the truck was reported to have remained at the scene in order to cooperate with authorities.
At this time, police have reported no reason to suspect any criminality, as the investigation into the events that led to the deadly accident is currently being conducted by authorities. Several streets in the area were closed down for the preliminary investigation but have since been reopened.
We would first like to offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victim during this devastating time, with the hopes that they will find some peace and comfort in such a tragic moment. Sadly, many pedestrian accidents in New York are fatal or seriously injurious, particularly those involving large vehicles such as a truck, as there is no protection for a victim at the time of impact.
We realize that, while it can be terribly difficult for the bereaved family to focus on anything other than their mental and emotional recovery, it is important to know that you may likely have significant rights at this time. At Hach & Rose, we understand that there is nothing as overwhelming as the sudden loss of a loved one, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have lost a family member in a New York pedestrian accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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