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MUNICIPALITY MAY BE LIABLE FOR FATAL ACCIDENT COHOES, NEW YORK (June 19, 2016) – The tragic death of a beloved 16-year-old girl in a car accident as she crossed the road has devastated the classmates and teachers that knew her, according to TWC NEWS. Authorities have been able to identify the girl killed in the fatal accident as Brittany Knight. She was a student at Cohoes High School and was getting ready to start summer vacation. Brittany was crossing the street on the 787 Northbound by the intersection of Bridge Avenue at the time of the fatal collision. The 787 is a highway that runs through the city and has been linked to two other pedestrian deaths over the past decade. City officials are now looking to see what can be done in order to make the area safer for those who cross it including putting up more signs and reducing the speed limit. City officials and the police are still investigating the factors that may have lead up to the crash and have interviewed the driver. Our staff at RMFW Law were heartbroken to learn about the tragic death of Brittany Knight. Brittany could have been any of our children and no words can truly express how horrible this accident was. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been affected. The city of Cohoes must take action! Too many people have already died along this stretch of freeway. There may be liability on the part of the city for failing to take action after the two previous deaths at this location.


At the RMFW Law Firm we believe in giving back to the community and helping those who are in need. If you or someone that you know has been affected by this accident, we will gladly help raise awareness of any gofundme campaign set up to support the victim or their family. We can link to it in this post which is then spread across our social media platforms. You can send your request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The law offers protections for families and individuals who have been harmed by the negligence of others. If there is anything at all that we can do for the family as they attempt to piece together what happened, we would be more than happy to lend our support (800) 660-2264.


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