A 52-year-old woman was killed and her relatives were among survivors of an accident involving an SUV losing control after running a red light. According to NBC New York news, the fatal pedestrian accident happened at Atlantic Avenue and 108th Street in Richmond Hill. Officials say a 43-year-old woman in an SUV went through the red light and was hit by a Kia. The SUV then jumped the sidewalk and struck a 2-year-old girl, her 48-year-old mother and a 52-year-old relative. Witnesses say one of the women tried to push the child out of the path of the car.
The 52-year-old relative was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital. The toddler is listed in critical but stable condition. Her mother and both drivers are in stable condition. It’s unclear if the driver of the SUV will face charges for running the red light.
Under New York law, all drivers must obey traffic control devices like stop signs and traffic lights. According to New York Statute 1110:
“Every person shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device applicable to him placed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer.”
If you lost a loved one in a New York City car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your loss. Compensation may be available for burial costs, lost future income, pain and suffering and other related losses. To receive fair compensation, you will have to prove that the at-fault driver’s negligence contributed to the crash.
If you’ve suffered a loss because of a careless or dangerous driver, please DO NOT hesitate to research your legal options. A New York City car accident attorney can review your case and ensure that you get fair and full compensation for all your damages and losses.