MANHATTAN, NY – Two pedestrians were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Midtown Sunday afternoon, ABC 7 NY reports. The crash occurred at the intersection of 5th Avenue and East 53rd Street at approximately 2:15 p.m.
The York Police Department (NYPD) reports that the two injured pedestrians were rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A third person was also hospitalized after the crash. Officers have not released information about this person’s connection to the accident.
Neither driver was injured in the collision. The accident is still under investigation, and we will continue to monitor this story for any updates.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in New York City
In 2018, 115 pedestrians were struck and killed by motor vehicles in New York City. Drivers could have prevented many of these deaths by exercising more care and caution when driving near pedestrians. Unfortunately, many people do not respect the rules of the road or pedestrians’ rights, which greatly increases the risk of a serious or potentially fatal pedestrian accident. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in New York include:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield to pedestrians
- Running traffic lights and stop signs
- Road rage
- Drunk or drugged driving
If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. Contact the New York pedestrian accident attorneys at Finz & Finz, P.C. today for a free consultation on your case.