At about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, a garbage truck allegedly struck and killed a man in Chinatown, in the borough of Manhattan, according to the New York Daily News. The accident occurred on Canal Street, near Centre Street. Police state that a 32-year-old man on foot was struck by a dark-colored garbage truck. The truck's driver reportedly took off in the vehicle after the victim was allegedly hit.
Witness Describes Scene
A witness told a reporter for the Daily News that, after the man was hit, he laid face-down on the pavement, surrounded by a number of filled garbage bags and newpapers. The witness indicated that he believed the man was a restaurant worker. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders in this possible Manhattan wrongful death accident.
Hunt Is On For Alleged Hit-and-Run Driver
The collision investigation squad in the NYPD was investigating the details of the fatal event, and officers were seeking out witnesses and hunting for the truck's driver.
When a commercial vehicle is involved in a possible Manhattan wrongful death accident, the company that owns and/or operates the vehicle may incur liability. When such a vehicle is involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident, it is vital that the vehicle be identified so the survivors of a deceased victim might consider whether to pursue monetary damages.
New York state law allows survivors of the deceased to seek damages related to burial expenses, pain and suffering and loss of companionship. The driver, his employer, and relevant insurers may be named as defendants when monetary damages are sought.
If you or a family member has been involved in a traffic accident, it is possible to have your case evaluated by a personal injury attorney in New York that has a focus in relevant areas of the law. To arrange for a consultation that is both complimentary and fully confidential, please contact us.