Pedestrian Died In Elmira Heights Car Accident With Hit-And-Run Driver
ELMIRA HEIGHTS, NEW YORK (November 19, 2022) – A pedestrian has tragically died in an Elmira hit-and-run car accident while moving a deer out of the road.
Elmira police officials are saying that the accident took place on Friday. A pedestrian was moving a deer carcass out of the road when they were hit by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, the pedestrian died as a result of their injuries.
The driver involved fled the scene but later turned themselves in. A full investigation into the Elmira Heights crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Elmira Heights Car Accidents
Far too many people are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run collisions. 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 many factors that could lead to a car accident.
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
It is illegal to flee the scene of any collision that results in bodily injury or death. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating An Elmira Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Elmira car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury 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 a free, independent investigation into a collision, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.