Male Pedestrian Died In Copiague Collision on Great Neck Road
COPIAGUE, NEW YORK (October 9, 2023) – A male pedestrian has tragically died in a Copiague car accident along Great Neck Road north of Oak Street.
Copiague police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. A man was walking when he was struck by a 2020 Toyota Corolla.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, he died due to his injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Copiague Car Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed 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 factors that could contribute to a pedestrian accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Drunk driving
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Copiague car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to help in any way we can. We are committed to helping accident victims and holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.