Manhattan, NY (December 11, 2020) – Around 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon, December 11, a pedestrian accident involving protesters happened at a Manhattan intersection.

According to authorities, the accident took place at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and East 39th Street. At the time, approximately 50 protesters were in the area and surrounded a vehicle at the intersection. The driver pulled away quickly, causing them to strike multiple victims.

Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the crash. At least seven people were injured. Though none of the injuries were life-threatening, some were taken to the hospital.

The female driver remained at the scene to cooperate with the police. Police said that the driver claims they accelerated their vehicle out of fear.

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in New York 

12.11 Manhattan, NY – Protesters Involved in Pedestrian Accident on 3rd Ave

Pedestrian accidents are some of the most horrific and catastrophic events on our roads every year due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm. This means that, when they are involved in an accident with another vehicle, they are more likely to be seriously injured and even killed as a result of an accident. Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are killed and many others are injured in these serious accidents. If you have been harmed due to a pedestrian accident, you have options moving forward.

New York pedestrian accidents happen in the blink of an eye when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them. The unfortunate truth is that, in areas such as intersections, drivers are less likely to watch out for these vulnerable parties before they enter another roadway. This could risk the lives of everyone around them. If you have been involved in one of these accidents, you likely have a long road to recovery beyond you. It is important that you seek the help of an experienced attorney in your time of need.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here for you after you have suffered injuries in a severe pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling as you attempt to get back on your feet on physical, emotional, and financial levels. Our attorneys are here to help you every step of the way when it comes to your claim. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in New York at (516) 945-9033 to find out what options are available for you.

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