At Least Four Dead in Thanksgiving-Eve Crashes
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is commonly referred to as Black Wednesday. This is a day when about 43 million Americans are out on the road travelling to their various holiday destinations. The Thanksgiving-Eve rush hours are considered extremely dangerous, and the New York Post reports that at least four people lost their lives travelling on Thanksgiving Eve as a result of the chaotic traffic and abundance of drunk drivers. According to reports, two of the women killed on this significant holiday were walking across a road when they were both struck by the same Honda Odyssey at about 5:30 p.m. They were rushed to the Staten Island University North Hospital after the pedestrian accident, where both women passed away.
The driver of the accident allegedly stayed at the scene and is undergoing an investigation. As well, a cyclist was struck by a motorist on that same night at about 4:54 p.m. In this crash, which happened in Maspeth, the driver did not stay at the scene but fled in order to avoid investigation. Police are still searching for the hit-and-run offender the cyclist was declared dead at the scene. Also, on the Lower East Side on Black Wednesday, a Con Ed utility truck hit a pedestrian at about 5:15 p.m. as she was trying to cross the street. The 88-year-old woman died from her injuries. The driver allegedly stayed at the scene of the accident, in shock about what had happened.
In another accident a pedestrian was hit in Brooklyn and an ambulance was summoned to the scene. Reports on this individual’s condition are not certain. The pedestrian accidents and bicyclist accidents that occurred on this past Wednesday are just a small reflection of the many accidents that took place all throughout the United States due to the heavy traffic. If you were injured in a Thanksgiving traffic accident, hire a New York City personal injury lawyer at the firm to help you regain the compensation that you deserve. Don’t hesitate to call the firm today for more information!