Smithtown, NY (February 9, 2019) – In Smithtown, a woman was fatally struck in a serious pedestrian accident last night, February 8. Police allege she was struck by two vehicles.
Police reported that the accident took place at the intersection of Terry Road and Route 347 around midnight last night. The woman who lost her life has since been identified as 30-year-old Kelly Goncalves of Ronkonkoma.
At first, police ruled the accident as a hit-and-run. However, they discovered that both drivers have since come forward. Neither of the drivers have received charges at this time.
The roadway was closed down for several hours following the accident. The investigation into the matter continues at this time.
Every year, up to 3,000 pedestrians will be injured and handfuls also lose their lives in these serious accidents that happen on New York roadways when vehicle drivers and pedestrians collide. These can be eye-opening experiences that leave you in a desperate position as you are forced to say goodbye to your loved one too soon. Drivers sometimes engage in negligent acts that lead to these accidents such as drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving. We wish to take a moment to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Kelly Goncalves, whose life was taken too soon in this horrific accident. Our pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help you file a wrongful death claim in your time of need.
At Hach & Rose, our attorneys understand that there is nothing as frightening as a pedestrian accident as you face the aftermath of losing a loved one too soon. These accidents can sometimes become quite difficult to recover from and tend to lead to catastrophic injuries that are not expected. Our attorneys are compassionate about these cases and wish to help you every step of the way. Contact us for more information at 212-779-0057.
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