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Early Tuesday Morning, Woman Killed in Amityville Pedestrian Accident

Amityville Pedestrian Accident

According to the Farmingdale Patch on January 5, as 52-year-old Angela DeLeone stepped into the road around 6:55 a.m., she was struck by a car and died. She was walking south on New York State Route 110, South of West Street, which is a major state highway that borders Suffolk County on the west side. The 68-year-old Amityville woman driving the 2013 Hyundai that hit Leone was not injured. Police are investigating the Ammityville pedestrian accident and did not file charges against the driver.
New York State has a high rate of pedestrian accidents and the most recent statistics on record show that 344 pedestrians died in crashes with motor vehicles in 2013.

Who is at fault in pedestrian accidents?
Often drivers are at fault. However, what are your rights and what laws should you know about and abide by as a pedestrian?

SafeNY lists the following as guidelines for pedestrians based on NY law:

  • Pedestrians must obey traffic light signals, signs and pavement markings.
  • Pedestrians are not allowed on expressways or interstate highways.
  • When there are no traffic signals, drivers myst yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, especially in a crosswalk or when there is potential danger to the pedestrian.
  • Pedestrians with guide dogs or canes have the right-of-way at an intersection or crosswalk and drivers must yield to them.
  • When no crosswalks or signals exist, pedestrians must yield the right-of-way to vehicles on the road.
  • When drivers cross sidewalks as they leave or enter a building, they must yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian on the sidewalk.
  • When sidewalks exist and are safe, pedestrians must use them.
  • When there is no sidewalk, pedestrians must walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.

Whether you’re a pedestrian or driver, our attorneys at Palermo Tuohy Bruno hope you take safety precautions to avoid accidents.

Woman Killed in Amityville Pedestrian Accident in the early morning hour.a