23-Year-Old Pedestrian Suffers Horrific Injury in Manhattan Cab Accident

NYC morguefile username kabruckner.jpgA 23-year-old British tourist was severely hurt in a horrific Manhattan pedestrian accident with a cab. According to police, the woman was standing on a sidewalk that runs along Sixth Avenue when a taxi driver allegedly lost control and drove onto the walkway near West 49th Street. The cab purportedly mowed down both the pedestrian and a bicycle rider in the late morning crash. The pedestrian was reportedly taken to Bellevue Hospital with a severed leg. The bicyclist apparently sustained only minor injuries in the collision.

The exact cause of the injury accident is currently under investigation by local authorities. According to an accident witness, the 24-year-old cab driver was speeding immediately prior to leaving the roadway. Police stated the cab driver was not authorized to be operating the vehicle at the time of the collision. Both the driver and the cab's owner, NYC Taxi Group Inc., were reportedly issued a summons to appear in court. Quick thinking onlookers, including television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, were credited with saving the woman's life.

It is a sad fact that pedestrians across New York City risk being hurt or killed every time they travel on or cross the many roadways throughout our city. Entirely too often, innocent pedestrians sustain a severe or fatal injury as a result of the actions of a negligent driver. Pedestrian accident injuries are normally quite serious and may include brain or spinal trauma, full or partial paralysis, fractured bones, severed or crushed limbs, and untimely death.

If you or a loved one was harmed by a negligent motorist, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost benefits and wages, and any resulting temporary or permanent disability. Because the amount of time during which you may file your New York pedestrian accident claim is limited, you should consult with a skilled personal injury attorney to discuss your rights as soon as you are able.

Please contact the experienced personal injury and accident lawyers at the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC if you were injured or lost a family member in a New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut pedestrian or other accident. Our hardworking attorneys are here to help you recover the damages you deserve after an unexpected injury. At the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC, our dedicated advocates have more than 45 years of experience helping clients who are located in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. To speak with a caring lawyer about your personal injury claim, contact the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC through the law firm's website or give us a call at (212) 835-6768 in New York City, (215) 331-6487 in Philadelphia, or (609) 480-3080 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Additional Resources:

Passersby Rush to Help Tourist Struck by Cab in Manhattan, by Josh Dawsey, Pervaiz Shallwani, and Ted Mann, Wall Street Journal

Driver in tragic midtown taxi crash that severed British tourist's foot: I 'will always pray' for victim, her family, by Mayara Guimaraes and Rich Shapiro, New York Daily News