Unionport, NY (February 16, 2019) – Police reported that a woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident that took place around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, with police still searching for the responsible driver.
At the time, the 68-year-old unidentified woman had been in the crosswalk at the intersection of Havemeyer and Story Avenues when she was suddenly struck by a school bus.
According to witnesses, the driver of the school bus did not stop his vehicle, nor did he even check on the woman. The woman was quickly transported to the hospital, but was tragically pronounced deceased shortly after arrival.
Police believe the driver to be a 66-year-old man. It is unclear if anyone else was on the bus during the incident.
No arrests have been made but police continue to investigate at this time.
We would like to wholeheartedly extend our deepest condolences the family and friends of the woman whose life was taken too soon in this horrific pedestrian accident. We understand that these can be tragic and devastating moments for all involved, which is why our New York pedestrian accident lawyers are here to help you in your time of need. Pedestrian accidents can easily lead to the fatality of another party, due to the fact that pedestrians have few protections on our roadways. If someone you know lost their life in a preventable pedestrian accident, you have options and never have to stand alone.
We entirely understand that the bereaved family of a loved one whose life was taken too soon could be facing one of the most overwhelming moments of their life, on financial and emotional levels. It is imperative throughout this process to remember that, if this has happened to you, you have many rights to compensation. At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7, as we have adopted the duty to hold negligent drivers liable for the pain and devastation they bring, especially when they engaged in a criminal act such as fleeing the scene of an accident. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us in your time of need at 212-779-0057.
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