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Pedestrian Killed In Long Island on Harned Road

22-Year-Old Runner Killed, Two Others Injured In Long Island Car Accident Along Harned Road

Pedestrian Killed In Long Island on Harned Road

COMMACK, NEW YORK (November 24, 2023) – A 22-year-old female runner has tragically died and her two brothers were injured in a Long Island car accident along Harned Road.

Long Island police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:00 a.m. on Thursday. A 22-year-old runner and her two brothers were hit by a minivan.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. Sadly, the woman died due to her injuries and the two male runners were hospitalized.

A full investigation into the Long Island collision on Harned Road remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Commack Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable to car accidents. They lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are much more likely to be overlooked. According to the New York State Department of Health, “Injuries to pedestrians are among the top 10 leading causes of injury-related hospital admissions and death for almost all age groups In New York State. Approximately 300 pedestrians are killed and 15,000 are injured by motor vehicles each year on the state’s roadways, and more than 3,000 pedestrians are admitted to the hospital annually.” There are many steps that drivers should take to avoid hitting pedestrians.

  • Drivers should slow down during the early morning and late evening hours when visibility is reduced.
  • Drivers should maintain a good deal of separation from pedestrians walking along the road.
  • Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.

All drivers have a legal obligation to take steps in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pedestrian collisions are much more likely to occur at intersections when drivers are making turns. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting any pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Commack Pedestrian Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman killed in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should speak with investigators. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of this woman’s family. 

Do you need more information about a Long Island pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

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.