A 17-year-old mother was able to pull her eight-month old child out of a stroller before being struck by an out-of-control Bronx livery cab. According to a news report in The New York Post, the car accident occurred on Prospect Avenue near Westchester Avenue in the Bronx. Officials say the driver of a Bronx livery cab passed out before the accident occurred. The cab clipped a Dodge Caliber before jumping the curb where the mother was walking her baby. The driver of the cab was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. It is unclear if injuries suffered in the crash contributed to his death. The mother and baby were taken to a nearby facility for precautionary reasons. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Whenever someone is injured or killed in a New York car accident, it must be determined if negligence was a contributing factor in the crash. If the at-fault driver was speeding, impaired, distracted, or otherwise careless, he or she can be held liable for the resulting injuries and losses. The process of determining liability can become complicated if the crash resulted from a health issue or medical emergency.