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Woman Killed In Brentwood Hit-And-Run Car Accident

New York State Police Investigating Brentwood Fatal Hit-And-Run Collision on Wicks Road

Woman Killed In Brentwood Hit-And-Run Car Accident

BRENTWOOD, NEW YORK (April 17, 2028) – A woman tragically died in a Brentwood hit-and-run car accident while walking in the area of Wicks Road.

Brentwood police officials are saying that the collision took place around 5:00 a.m. on Monday. A driver struck a woman and then fled the scene of the collision.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The woman was later taken to the hospital, but later died due to her injuries.

Police were able to arrest the driver they believe fled the scene.

Liability For New York 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).” Many steps should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.

  • Fragments of the fleeing vehicle should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many collisions are due to speeding. It is illegal for any driver to travel at a speed greater than what would be safe given the prevailing conditions. Even driving the speed limit could be considered reckless during periods of inclement weather. The family of any person who died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.

Investigating Brentwood Hit-And-Run Collisions

Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a Brentwood hit-and-run collision? You may have legal recourse. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates is 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 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.