A 23-year-old British tourist was seriously injured recently in New York City when a yellow cab jumped the curb and struck her.
The taxi driver reportedly had lost control of the vehicle after an argument with a bicyclist. The young woman’s left leg was seriously mangled, but a pizza truck owner and plumber brought ice and applied a tourniquet made from the plumber’s belt. According to news reports, the accident tore off the woman’s left foot, and attempts to surgically reapply it were unsuccessful.
Pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in New York City. In 2010, Mayor Bloomberg and the Department of Transportation released the city’s most extensive pedestrian safety study, the New York City Pedestrian Safety Study & Action Plan, and announced the installation of 1,500 pedestrian countdown signals across New York City. An anti-speeding campaign was also launched.
Regardless of these efforts, Streets Blog estimated that more than 15,000 pedestrians and cyclists were injured and 155 were killed in the city in 2012.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you or a family member has been struck and injured by a motor vehicle while walking or bicycling, contact the New York City traffic injury law firm of David Resnick & Associates, P.C. Send us a quick message so we can advise you of your legal rights.