Pickup Truck Involved In Pedestrian Collision At Parking Lot of Local Riverhead Gym
RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK (September 30, 2023) – A pedestrian was injured after being hit by a pickup truck at the parking lot of a Riverhead Planet Fitness on Old Country Road.
Riverhead police officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:29 a.m. on Friday. A 68-year-old pedestrian was walking when they were hit by a pickup truck.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. He was transported to the Peconic Bay Medical Center.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Riverhead Car Accidents
Parking lots can be very dangerous places for pedestrians. According to the National Safety Council, Parking lots are riskier than you think. Tens of thousands of crashes occur in parking lots and garage structures annually, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries. […] NSC analysis of government data indicates that 9% of pedestrian deaths in parking lots result from backup incidents.” Drivers should take a number of measures in order to avoid hitting pedestrians in parking lots.
- Drivers should slow down when traveling through parking lots, especially at night.
- Drivers should use their horns when necessary to alert pedestrians of their presence.
- Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals. The vast majority of pedestrian collisions can be prevented when drivers simply slow down. Any person that is injure din a pedestrian collision may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim. 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
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the victim of this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our hope that steps are taken to prevent other accidents at this location.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligent actions of another 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 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.