Man Killed in Upper West Side Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian AccidentAngel Rodriguez-Albuquerque, 74, has died from injuries he suffered in a pedestrian accident in the Upper West Side. According to, the victim was crossing Amsterdam Avenue at West 106th Street the afternoon of May 10 when the driver of a van struck him. Police at the time said Rodriguez-Albuquerque suffered lacerations to his arms and head trauma. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition, but died two days later, police said.

The van’s driver remained at the scene and has not yet been charged. Witnesses said the pedestrian was crossing in a marked crosswalk when the driver of the van who was making a left turn struck the man. NYPD said the van’s driver had been issued a traffic ticket at the time of the crash, but is not facing additional charges as of yet. We offer our deepest condolences to the family members of Angel Rodriguez-Albuquerque for their tremendous loss. They will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Pedestrian Accidents Involving Seniors

According to the NYPD, there have been 12,876 crashes through May 14 this year in the city, which averages out to 96 injury crashes each day. So far, 3,062 pedestrians have been injured in these crashes and 34 have been killed. A recent study by the city titled “Pedestrian Safety and Older New Yorkers” revealed that senior pedestrians are not struck more frequently than pedestrians of other age groups, but that they end up suffering much more severe injuries. The study also showed that senior pedestrian deaths are more likely to occur close to the victims’ homes and that they are often struck in the middle of the day.

According to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), in spite of comprising less than 15% of the city’s population, New Yorkers who are 65 or older represent more than 45% of the total number of pedestrian fatalities each year. Older Asian New Yorkers are killed in traffic accidents at a higher rate than Black, white or Latino New Yorkers, the study says, most likely because of densely populated older Asian communities in neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Sunset Park and Flushing where people are more likely to walk than drive.

Pedestrian Injuries and Damages

Injured victims of pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents can seek compensation from at-fault parties for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, past and future pain and suffering, etc. Families that have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents can seek compensation for damages such as medical and funeral costs, pain and suffering, lost future income, etc.

Pedestrian accident victims and their families should also remember that they can seek compensation for injuries or losses in collisions even if the victim was not walking in a marked crosswalk and even if the driver involved in collision was not charged. Our law firm recovered the full one million dollar insurance policy for a girl who was not in the crosswalk when a motor vehicle hit her.

Contacting an Experienced Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident, or if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by a negligent (careless) driver, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options, and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you.

For over 51 years, our skilled attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims. Our law firm recently recovered $5,600,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a van, and $2,550,000 for another victim of a truck accident, and $3,000,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and $2,000,000 in a hit-and-run accident, and the full $1,000,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and $4,625,000 for a driver who was in a car and was hit by a van, and $2,500,000 for a man who fell through an improperly secured hole. Also, one of our clients obtained a verdict for $43,940,000 and another of our clients got a verdict for $23,500,000, both in medical malpractice cases.

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