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16-year-old Killed by Truck Driver

16-year-old Killed by Truck Driver

Bronx, NY – 16-year-old Alissa Kolenovic was fatally struck by a truck driver on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, around 8:20 a.m. The accident occurred at Neill and Paulding Avenues. 

According to police, Kolenovic was hit by the truck as the driver made a left-hand turn. She was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital where she later died. The driver, 46-year-old Joseph Zillitto Jr., was charged with failure to yield to pedestrian and failure to use due care.  

Pedestrian Accidents 

Unfortunately, over 6,500 pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles each year. In this devastating accident, the family of the victim should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding this collision. This includes reviewing:    

  • Police accident report 
  • Evaluation if crosswalks are located and striped per code 
  • Video from any homes located on this corner 
  • Determination if pavement markings are clear and up to code 
  • Inspection of the intersection    
  • Accident history at this intersection   
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident   
  • Any testing of the driver for drugs and alcohol   
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol   
  • Phone and texting records of the driver   
  • Evaluation is road signage is clear and up to code   
  • Video from the truck  
  • Driving records  
  • Vehicle blind spots  
  • Driver overtime records  
  • The route the truck was traveling  
  • Recent maintenance history  
  • Driver accident history  
  • Vehicle accident history  

Truck drivers have the responsibility to always drive in a safe and attentive manner and be aware of pedestrians.  

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in pedestrian accidents get the best result possible and have found some common causes of pedestrian accidents include: 

  • Distracted driving  
  • Failure to yield right of way  
  • Speeding  
  • Aggressive driving  
  • Inexperienced driving  
  • Fatigue  
  • Alcohol or drug involvement  
  • Backing up unsafely  

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.   

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

Location of Crash – Neill and Paulding Avenues

Neill and Paulding Avenues





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