Scooter Rider Hospitalized In Penfield Hit-And-Run Collision In The Tops Plaza on Penfield Road
PENFIELD, NEW YORK (November 23, 2022) – A scooter rider was seriously injured in a Penfield hit-and-run collision in the Tops Plaza along Penfield Road.
Penfield officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:23 p.m. on Saturday. A scooter rider was crossing the roadway when they were hit by an SUV.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene but later turned themselves in. Paramedics were called to the scene and took the victim to the Strong Memorial Hospital.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Penfield Hit-And-Run Collisions
Hit-and-run collisions have become increasingly common across the United States. 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 factors that could contribute to a hit-and-run collision.
- Driver intoxication
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, though, drivers will often fight hard to deny liability for any collision. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Hit-And-Run Collision
Have you or someone that you care about bene injured in a Penfield hit-and-run collision? Our team of pedestrian accident 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 any type of help after an accident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.