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Pedestrian Killed In Suffolk County Car Accident

Pedestrian Died In Suffolk County Hit-And-Run Car Accident By Rosevale Avenue

 Pedestrian Killed In Suffolk County Car Accident

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK (December 20, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Suffolk County hit-and-run car accident along Rosedale Avenue.

Suffolk County officials are saying that the accident took place on August 7. A pedestrian was crossing the roadway when they were struck by a Nissan Maxima.

The driver involved in the collision allegedly fled the scene. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, they later die due to their injuries.

Prosecutors have since charged the driver of the Nissan with fleeing the scene.

Liability For Suffolk County Car Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run accidents. 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 a number of steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • An experienced personal injury attorney should be contacted.

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Many pedestrian accidents are due to drivers that are traveling too fast for the prevailing conditions. When a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, they could be held at fault through a civil claim. A pedestrian 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 deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian killed in this Suffolk County collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim’s family. 

Do you need more information about a Suffolk County pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they deserve. 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.