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PIX11 News in New York City reports that a fatal accident occurred on Monday, March 7, 2022 in Co-Op City, the Bronx.
A 76 year-old pedestrian, Lola Blair, was crossing the street when she was hit and killed by a dump truck driver. The dump truck driver was driving south on Hutchinson River Parkway East when he made a left turn onto Einstein Loop North and struck Ms. Blair.
Lola Blair was pronounced dead at the hospital. The dump truck driver left the scene of the accident but was later arrested by the New York Police Department.
The dump truck driver, identified as 62-year-old Vincent Francis of Monroe, New York, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, failure to yield to a pedestrian, and failure to use due care.
Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced truck accident lawyer, represents victims injured or killed in trucking accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims injured in commercial truck accidents.
“Commercial drivers are professional drivers – they drive large, dangerous equipment ordinary drivers aren’t used to. It is critical that commercial drivers are aware of their surroundings at all times, especially when driving in urban areas like the Bronx where there are people around. Failure to yield to pedestrians is a massive safety risk.”
“When an accident like this occurs, it is critically important that key evidence is not lost or destroyed. This includes: witness testimony, dash, and body cam footage from responding officers, dash cam video from the truck involved, electronic black box data from all vehicles involved, cell phone usage and data of the at-fault truck driver, toxicology reports, etc.”
An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking and towing accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $30 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.
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