Roosevelt, NY (March 2, 2019) – Police say that an officer was dragged by an SUV in a pedestrian accident that happened when he was conducting a traffic stop.
The incident took place on Friday on West Pennywood Avenue when Kenneth Grafton had been pulled over and sped away from officers, subsequently dragging one behind him with his vehicle. Grafton was followed all the way to Uniondale Avenue by police, where the suspect then crashed his truck into two parked cars and then flipped over.
Police arrested Grafton and found that he had heroin in his vehicle.
The officer was injured but is expected to be okay. At this time, their investigation into the incident continues.
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are almost always injurious or fatal due to the fact that pedestrians do not have the same protections as those in motor vehicles. Before moving forward, we would like to take this time to extend our sympathies to the officer who was injured while performing his duties as a law enforcement official. We realize that it can be extremely difficult to move forward following a New York pedestrian accident, but you have many rights.
It can sometimes be challenging to focus on your recovery after you have been involved in a pedestrian accident. There might be many other aspects on your mind, such as how you will pay the medical bills, how you will handle time away from work, and more. It helps to know that you could have an attorney who is here for you 24/7 when it comes to receiving compensation and working toward results. At Hach & Rose, our accident attorneys have made it our mission to hold drivers accountable for their negligent actions. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information at 212-779-0057.
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