West Monroe, NY (February 23, 2019) – Earlier, we reported on a fatal pedestrian crash that took place when an unidentified driver struck a pedestrian in upstate New York. Now, police have identified the driver and pedestrian, through their names have not yet been released.
The accident took place in West Monroe when a teenage driver struck and killed the pedestrian, identified as a 77-year-old man who had been in the middle of the roadway at the time. The accident took place last night around 10:30 p.m., according to authorities.
The teen, identified only as a 16-year-old, had been driving north on Route 37 when he noticed a Jeep pulled off on the side of the road. The teen became distracted by the Jeep and was unable to avoid striking the 77-year-old man in the roadway.
When paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident, they pronounced the pedestrian deceased. His name has not yet been released.
Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash at this time.
We would like to take this time to extend our genuine condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian whose life was taken prematurely in this horrific accident. Many pedestrian accidents in New York are completely preventable. If you have experienced one of these accidents because you have lost a loved one at the hands of a driver, it is imperative to retain your rights and speak with an attorney as soon as possible. This is especially true if you believe that you can show that a driver acted in a negligent fashion.
It is important to remember that you have many substantial rights when it comes to the many losses that happen due to wrongful deaths in New York. You might be feeling stressed about the emotions and finances that tend to come with these accident cases. If you have had to say goodbye too soon, our attorneys at Hach & Rose are ready to devote their lives to helping you gain the compensation you deserve in your time of need. Please contact us to find out how we can help at 212-779-0057.
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