Binghamton, NY (October 31, 2018) – An accident occurred Tuesday morning, October 30, that resulted in an 11-year-old boy being hospitalized in critical condition. The victim of that accident which was reported to have happened at the intersection of Route 7 and Frederick Street around 7:30 a.m. has recently been identified by police as Jariah Durgala.
According to the preliminary investigation, Durgala was crossing the street with a friend in an active work zone when he was struck by an SUV. Binghamton City Police and state police arrived on the scene along with medical personnel within mere minutes after the incident.
Durgala was promptly taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital by Superior Ambulance before being airlifted to Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse for treatment. Durgala currently remains in critical condition at this time. Neither the driver of the SUV nor Durgala’s friend were harmed in the accident.
No further information has been released at this time as police are continuing an investigation into the incident.
Before anything else, we would like to offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the injured child as we warmly wish for their full recovery. New York pedestrian accidents are regularly among the most fatal types of collisions. Victims are usually in a relatively vulnerable area, and it is essential for family members to realize that they have rights after a child is injured due to someone else’s carelessness.
We know that there is nothing quite as horrific as the sudden injury or loss of a child, and our New York accident attorneys are here for you with our passionate desire for holding inattentive drivers accountable for their actions. At Hach & Rose, we are unyielding about protecting the rights of each and every victim in any way we can. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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