New York City Police Department Officials Looking For Coney Island Hit-And-Run Driver
CONEY ISLAND, NEW YORK (October 1, 2023) – A child was injured in a Coney Island car accident by the intersection of West 35th Street and Surf Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. A driver struck a child and then fled the scene of the collision.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The child was taken to a local area hospital in order to receive treatment.
Police are still searching for the driver that fled the scene.
Liability For Coney Island Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run collisions. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” Many factors could contribute to a hit-and-run collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver intoxication
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver flees the scene of a collision, they could face criminal liability. Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Coney Island car accident? You may be entitled to compensation. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.