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Drunk Driver Injures Pedestrian

Manhattan, NY – A man was struck by a drunk driver while crossing the street on Monday, May 2, 2022. The accident occurred on Houston near First Ave.  

According to police, the victim was crossing Houston when a Chevy Camaro hit him. The car then crashed into another vehicle. The pedestrian was transported to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. The driver was taken into custody. 

The pedestrian, Raife Milligan, 21, later died from his injuries.

Pedestrian Accidents 

Unfortunately, there are over 6,500 pedestrian accident deaths each year. Pedestrian accidents can usually be traced back to an inattentive driver. In this devastating accident, the family of the victim should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the collision. This includes reviewing: 

  • Police accident report  
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol   
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol   
  • Phone and texting records of the driver  
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident   
  • Timing of traffic signals 
  • Video from restaurants or apartment buildings on this corner 
  • Accident history on this road 
  • Evaluation if crosswalks are located and striped per code 
  • Determination of how much alcohol was in the driver’s system 
  • Inspection of road conditions 
  • Accident history on this road 

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 today. 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 – Houston near First Ave

Houston near First Ave

 

 

 

 

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