Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY (February 28, 2019) – A 7-year-old boy has been hospitalized after being struck and injured by a vehicle on Wednesday afternoon, February 27. Police stated that while the injured child, identified as Steven Sanfilippo, of Graniteville, was initially reported to be in critical condition, his injuries now appear to be non-life-threatening.
The accident was reported to have occurred along 56th Street, between Fourth Avenue and Fifth Avenue, at approximately 3:30 p.m. According to the boy’s father, Sanfilippo had been walking in the aforementioned area with his mother when a vehicle came out of nowhere and hit the child.
Police and paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the victim to NYU Langone Hospital with a broken leg and a deep gash to his head. The driver of the vehicle involved has been taken into custody as police currently continue their investigation into the incident.
Our most genuinely heartfelt sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to Steven Sanfilippo, first and foremost, and we wish him and his family the best after this terrible accident. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents in New York commonly result in very serious injuries or death, especially when the victim is a young child. At this time, it is extremely important to realize that victims or their loved ones may likely have very significant rights in terms of recovering compensation for injuries.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have dedicated their lives to assisting those who have suffered due to the actions of a negligent motorist or other entity. As members of the community, we understand that there is absolutely nothing as overwhelming as a sudden injury or loss of a child, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you or your child has been seriously hurt in a pedestrian accident due to another party, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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