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Two Injured In Rochester Hit-And-Run Collision on Dewey Avenue

New York State Police Investigating Rochester Hit-And-Run Car Accident That Injured Two People By Dewey Avenue and Locust Street

Two Injured In Rochester Hit-And-Run Collision on Dewey Avenue

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (April 30, 2024) – Two people were injured in a Rochester hit-and-run collision at the intersection of Dewey Avenue and Locust Street.

Rochester police officials are saying that the incident took place around 12:30 a.m. on Monday. A driver was hit by another vehicle, which forced their car into a tree.

Both the driver and the passenger were injured in the crash. The vehicle that caused the collision fled the scene and is being sought by the police.

Liability For Rochester Hit-And-Run Collisions 

Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run collisions. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” Victims of hit-and-run collisions tend to suffer very serious injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

The vast majority of hit-and-run collisions are preventable and involve some amount of human error. This could include instances where drivers are speeding or otherwise distracted. Any person injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.

Getting Legal Help After New York Car Accidents

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Rochester hit-and-run collision? Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. 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

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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.