Investigators in New York are attempting to determine the cause of a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on Saturday evening. The incident occurred in Batavia at approximately 7:01 PM. According to the police, 58-year-old Joseph W. Ogozaly was attempting to cross the intersection of Main and Bank Street when he was struck by a pickup truck. An unidentified elderly driver was operating the truck and pulled over a short distance from the accident to view the damage on the vehicle. He told police that believed he had hit a curb and was unaware that he struck a man. Ogozaly was transported to a hospital where he died from the injuries he sustained in the accident. Authorities investigating the accident and have not yet charged the driver with any violations. Investigators believe that Ogozaly was utilizing a crosswalk when he was hit.
Nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed each year in accidents involving motor vehicles. While there are several safety precautions pedestrians are encouraged to follow, a pedestrian accident may not be avoidable due to the negligence of the driver liable. Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fatigued driving, and distracted driving are a couple examples of driver negligence that are most common causes of pedestrian accidents. The results of these accidents are typically serious because a pedestrian is defenseless against a collision. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you consult the legal advice of a St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyer.
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