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Pedestrian Injured In Riverhead Car Accident on West Main Street

Man Airlifted Following Riverhead Pedestrian Collision Along West Main Street By The Riverhead Supermarket

Pedestrian Injured In Riverhead Car Accident on West Main Street

RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK (August 29, 2023) – A man was seriously injured in a Riverhead car accident while crossing West Main Street by the Riverhead Supermarket.

Riverhead police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. A pedestrian was trying to cross the street when they were hit by a vehicle.

The force of the impact knocked the victim to the ground leaving them with major injuries. They were airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital in order to receive treatment.

A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Riverhead Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020. That’s about one death every 75 minutes.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are avoidable and involve some amount of driver error. In particular, drivers must slow down to avoid hitting pedestrians in the roadway. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A New York Pedestrian Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the pedestrian injured in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our hope that measures are taken to prevent other accidents like this.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Riverhead pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. 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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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.