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Pedestrian Killed in Bronx Car Accident

On Behalf of | Mar 7, 2011 | Car Accidents

A 76-year-old man was killed last week in an accident on a Bronx street. The man was hit by an NYC transit bus as he was crossing Castle Hill Avenue. The man was on his way to the grocery store when he was struck by the bus making a right turn.

According to the bus driver, he didn’t even realize that he had hit someone, until some passersby ran up to him and stopped him to inform him that he had struck a pedestrian. The victim had been severely crushed under the wheels of the bus, and was dead at the scene of the accident. So far, no charges have been filed against the New York City bus driver here. Investigations into the accident are going on. There is no information about whether the victim was on a crosswalk or not.

However, NewYork pedestrian accident lawyers find that many accidents in New York are caused simply because motorists – or bus drivers – are not looking out for pedestrians. Walking is an art form in New York City more than anywhere else in the country, and it surprising that the safety of pedestrians here is as much in doubt as it is.

Most of these pedestrian accidents can be prevented if motorists look out for pedestrians while they’re driving. Watch out for pedestrians when you’re nearing a crosswalk. Any time you see pedestrians crossing the road, is time for you to stop. Look out especially closely for pedestrians at night. This pedestrian accident occurred during the night. Pedestrians are easy to miss in the dark, especially if they’re wearing darker colored clothing. Stay alert at all times while driving, and turn off all distractions in your car. Very often, pedestrian accidents are caused by motorists who are busy texting, fiddling with radio channels, updating their Facebook statuses or indulging in other severely distracting behavior at the wheel.