Syracuse, NY – One Killed and One Critically Injured in Pedestrian Accident with Tractor-Trailer
Syracuse, NY (April 24, 2019) – Early on Wednesday morning, April 24th, New York State Police were summoned to the scene of a serious accident between a tractor-trailer and two pedestrians that took place at 12:39 a.m. on Interstate 90. The accident was reported to have occurred along the interstate near mile marker 270, according to authorities.
Police stated that 21-year-old James F. Bowen and 24-year-old Grace L. Wilson, both of Syracuse, were traveling along the I-90 in a 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage when they stopped in the westbound driving lane for reasons likely related to vehicle failure. Both parties were in or near the roadway when they were then struck by a westbound traveling 2017 Freightliner Cascadia tractor-trailer.
Both victims were immediately taken to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, where Wilson was tragically pronounced dead. Bowen is stated to be in critical condition at this time. An unidentified passenger in the Mitsubishi, who remained inside the vehicle at the time of the accident, as well as the operator of the truck, Kenneth A. Finn, 37, of Geneva, were both uninjured. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
New York pedestrian accidents often prove to be fatal, especially when a large truck is involved. Before moving forward, we would first like to extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Grace L. Wilson during this tragic and upsetting time. Likewise, we maintain our sincere sympathies for James F. Bowen as we hope for his full recovery.
We understand that it may be terribly difficult for a bereaved family or victim to focus on anything other than their recovery at this time. However, it is important to realize that you may have significant rights regarding compensation for your suffering.
At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 as we have made it our mission to hold negligent and blatantly criminal parties responsible for the devastation that they cause. If you have lost a loved one or suffered serious injuries in a New York pedestrian accident, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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