One Person Injured In Utica Car Accident With Hit-And-Run Driver On Genesee Street
UTICA, NEW YORK (September 21, 2022) – At least one person was injured in a Utica hit-and-run car accident along Genesee Street and the Parkway.
Utica police officials are saying that the accident took place on Thursday afternoon. Two vehicles collided under unclear conditions.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. A full investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Utica Hit-And-Run Collisions
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run collisions. According to the AAA Foundation, “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).” There are a number of factors that could lead to a hit-and-run collision.
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
It is illegal for drivers to flee the scene of any collision that results in bodily injury or death. Any person that is injured in a car accident 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 car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Hit-And-Run Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of a hit-and-run driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.