Staten Island, NY (February 9, 2019) – On Staten Island, a 60-year-old man who has not yet been identified was critically injured following a pedestrian accident by a hit-and-run driver.
The accident took place last night around 8:45 p.m., according to police who responded to the accident. They said that the man was left in critical condition by a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene. He received a serious head injury due to the accident.
Witnesses say that the driver fled the scene immediately following the crash. The man was taken to the Staten Island University Hospital but there are no updates on his condition at this time.
There is no further description of the vehicle involved in the accident. The victim might have been in the crosswalk at the time but the investigation into the incident continues.
3,000 people will be injured in pedestrian accidents in New York every year. We would like to first take a moment to extend our sincere sympathies to the pedestrian who was injured in this accident. We hope that he will find peace as he endures this recovery. Pedestrian accidents tend to be quite severe due to the fact that pedestrians are extremely vulnerable and have few protections on our roadways. As police work to determine who is responsible for this accident, you might choose to move forward with the assistance of a pedestrian accident attorney in New York.
At Hach & Rose, we understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. We want you to know that you might be entitled to compensation to help you cover a wide variety of losses that you have sustained at the hands of another party. You’ve been through enough and we don’t want you to have to handle your claim alone. Call a team that you can rely on every step of the way today at 212-779-0057.
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