Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 12:22 am
Staten Island, NY (October 4, 2018) – An much adored elderly man was tragically struck and seriously injured by a hit-and-run truck driver on Wednesday morning, October 3. 77-year-old Bob Pratnicki is loved by Port Richmond High School students and staff members where he is well known.
The accident occurred at around 5:45 a.m. when a tractor-trailer dump truck made a wide turn and subsequently struck Pratnicki, causing serious injuries. The large tractor-trailer struck Pratnicki at the intersection of Innis Street and Trantor Place, where it was reported that one of the back tires clipped the man, resulting in a very serious leg injury.
Emergency crews arrived on the scene to assist the victim who was immediately taken to Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton. Pratnicki suffered several broken bones, and his injured leg ultimately had to be amputated. According to authorities, Pratnicki also suffered kidney failure as a result of the accident.
The investigation into this incident is currently ongoing.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
Our sincerest and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers are currently extended to Bob Pratnicki as we hope he is able to recover from all injuries. Pedestrian accidents in New York often result in absolute devastation and tragedy, leaving victims with life-altering injuries.
In the event that the accident was caused by a hit-and-run driver, that person will likely be held accountable for all damages. Additionally, when a commercial tractor-trailer is at fault, the trucking company that employs the driver of that vehicle may also be held liable. A compassionate New York accident attorney will strive to acquire the maximum amount of compensation for the victim.
At Hach & Rose, our attorneys are passionate about fighting for the rights of victims. The magnitude of negligence involved in a hit-and-run is overwhelming, and we believe that such careless drivers must be held responsible for their devastating actions. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to a negligent driver, don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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