Victim Was Crossing Columbia Street Before Suffolk County Collision
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK (July 1, 2023) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a Suffolk County collision while he was crossing Columbia Street.
Suffolk County police are saying that the collision took place around 6:38 p.m. on Monday. A pedestrian was crossing the street when they were hit by a 2019 BMW.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. He was taken to Huntington Hospital in order to receive treatment.
The driver of the BMW stopped at the scene and cooperated with police.
Liability For Suffolk County Collisions
Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020.1 That’s about one death every 75 minutes. One in six people who died in crashes in 2020 were pedestrians.” There are a number of steps that can be taken to help prevent pedestrian accidents.
- Pedestrian crossings can be re-engineered for better safety.
- Police officers can focus on enforcing traffic violations likely to lead to accidents.
- City officials can review intersections where most collisions take place.
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. Sadly, though, drivers will often fight hard to deny liability after any collision. It is important that all evidence is preserved after any collision.
Investigating New York Pedestrian 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 a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Do you need more information about a Suffolk County pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates 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. You are always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.