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Oner Person Killed In Orleans County Hit-And-Run Car Accident

New York State Police Investigating Barre Hit-And-Run Collision on McNamer Road

Oner Person Killed In Orleans County Hit-And-Run Car Accident

BARRE, NEW YORK (February 17, 2024) – One person has tragically died in a Barre hit-and-run car accident along McNamer Road, according to New York State Police.

Orleans County officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:00 p.m on Thursday. The driver of a truck entered into the wrong lane of traffic before striking a motorist on a dirt bike.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, the driver of the dirt bike later died due to their injuries.

The driver of the truck fled the scene but was later captured by police. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Barre Hit-And-Run Car Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run accidents. According to the AAA Foundation, “In 2016, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes resulting in 2,049 fatalities. This is the highest annual number of hit-and-run fatalities or crashes recorded since NHTSA began compiling statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 1975.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • A thorough investigation should be contacted.

All drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many car accidents are due to drivers that were traveling too fast for the prevailing conditions. If a driver flees the scene of an injury collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.

Investigating Orleans County Car Accidents

Do you need more information about a Barre hit-and-run collision? Our team of personal injury attorneys 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 we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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