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Manhattan, N.Y. - Drunk Driver Causes Amputation and Other Injuries in Accident on West Side Highway

Manhattan, N.Y. (May 10, 2019) - A woman has been left with a serious amputation and a crossing guard has received serious injuries following a drunk driving accident. The New York drunk driving and pedestrian accident occurred on Friday in a crosswalk on West Side Highway west of Murray Street, according to police.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for pedestrian accident.jpgPolice say that the 40-year-old woman involved in the accident was in the crosswalk with a private crossing assisting her when the driver, an unidentified 27-year-old man, hit them with a rented Smart car. The impact caused the woman to suffer head and body trauma, as well as have her left foot amputated at the scene. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition for treatment of her injuries. Her condition is unknown at the time of this posting. The crossing guard, a 20-year-old man, was injured, but with less serious injuries. He was taken to Bellevue, according to reports.

Witnesses say that the driver of the vehicle appeared to be "racing" the vehicle, going well over the speed limit. Police arrested the driver and charged him with driving while intoxicated at the scene.

Pedestrian Accidents and Their Injuries

When a pedestrian accident occurs, it is important to attend to that victim right away. Victims in these accidents suffer injuries like broken bones, crushed appendages, and head trauma, so it is important that they be helped as soon as possible to help ensure that they heal quickly and correctly. These accidents are quite terrifying, and after experiencing one, it's important to contact someone who can help you. At the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law, we can help you after a pedestrian accident occurs. Our team will fight hard to ensure your case is fairly heard and will work hard to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Call our office today to talk with our team at (800) 469-6476.

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