Two men’s lives were sadly lost as the result of a tragic pedestrian accident in Manhattan. The accident occurred early in the morning on a recent Wednesday along Sherman Avenue and 207th Street. Sometimes these types of collisions occur due to a driver’s negligence, in which case the reportedly at-fault driver may be held liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from the crash.
How the crash occurred
The unfortunate incident took place early at 4 a.m. According to police, two male friends, age 40 and 31, were walking down a street in Manhattan. All of a sudden, a motor vehicle driver near them reportedly lost control of the car.
Police said the car ended up crashing into another car, jumping the curb and hitting the two men before they could escape its path. The car allegedly launched the men into the front of a store. Both men died at the crash scene.
Legal recourse is often possible following these tragedies
The surviving loved ones of the two men who died in the pedestrian accident may opt to file wrongful death claims against the driver of the car that reportedly struck them. Liability must be established in civil court, based upon a showing of negligence, before a judge will decide the claims for financial damages. If the plaintiffs prevail in their claims, they may be awarded monetary damages to cover the men’s burial costs and other losses stemming from the motor vehicle wreck, such as financial support for surviving dependents.