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Six People Injured After Car Careens Onto Sidewalk in Washington Heights

Six People Injured After Car Careens Onto Sidewalk in Washington Heights

Manhattan, NY – A woman lost control of her vehicle and careened onto a sidewalk outside R.G. Ortiz Funeral Home, near the corner of W. 190th St. and Broadway in Washington Heights. The incident occurred on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, just after 6 p.m.

According to police, the car struck six people, including two, 3-year-old, girls. A total of six people were transported to the hospital as a result of the incident. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Pedestrian Accidents 

Each year, over 70,000 pedestrians are injured in accidents. Those injured in this horrible collision should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the crash. This includes reviewing:

  • Driver accident history
  • Police accident report
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
  • Speed the driver was traveling
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • Video from R.G. Ortiz Funeral Home
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident
  • Driving records

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. While handling several of these cases, attorneys at The Barnes Firm have found common causes of pedestrian accidents usually include one or more of the following: 

  • Fatigue  
  • Texting and driving  
  • Distracted driving   
  • Failure to yield right of way   
  • Speeding   
  • Aggressive driving   
  • Inexperienced driving   
  • Alcohol or drug involvement   

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.   

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