South Kortright, NY (November 3, 2018) – A woman has been identified who was seriously injured as the result of a pedestrian accident in South Kortright on Monday, October 29. The woman was identified as 27-year-old Laurie Hitchcock.
Hitchcock had been walking south on County Route 10 around 6:30 a.m. on the morning in question, when she was suddenly struck by a pickup truck. She had been carrying a can of gas at the time when she was struck and it caught on fire in her hands. Witnesses said that they saw a large fireball.
Hitchcock remains in stable but critical condition at the hospital at this time. She received serious injuries and is working on recovering at this time.
Police say that the driver who struck her was identified as a 44-year-old from Tellico Plaints. He was issued a variety of tickets. Police are still investigating at this time.
We would like to first extend our sincere condolences to the pedestrian who was seriously injured in this accident and still struggles with her injuries. We realize that pedestrian accidents are some of the most serious accidents that take place on our roads due to the fact that pedestrians are extremely vulnerable and more prone to serious accidents.
If you have received devastating, life-changing injuries due to a pedestrian accident, you might be dealing with a wide array of emotions and overwhelming expenses that continue to arise at this time. At Hach & Rose, we are here for you and have made it our responsibility to help those who have been affected by the reckless actions of others. Please do not hesitate to call us today at 212-779-0057 for more information.
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