Police Searching For Upper East Side Hit-And-Run Driver In Crash Along East 82nd Street
UPPER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK (November 24, 2023) – A female pedestrian was seriously injured in an Upper East Side pedestrian accident along East 82nd Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the incident took place around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. A woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a SUV that was making a left turn.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. She was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
Police are still searching for the driver that fled the scene.
Liability For Upper East Side Car Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Nearly 8,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2021. That’s about one death every 66 minutes. One in six people who died in crashes in 2021 were pedestrians.” There are many steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Fragments of the fleeing vehicle should be sought.
- An experienced personal injury attorneys should be contacted.
It can be hard to know where to begin after any pedestrian accident. Victims may suffer from serious injuries and need to take multiple days off of work. 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 New York Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Upper East Side pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian accident 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.