Farmingdale, NY (March 14, 2019) – On Wednesday morning, March 13th, authorities were alerted to the occurrence of a serious accident that tragically claimed the life of an elderly woman. 92-year-old Lorraine Richter, of Bethpage, was reported to have been struck by an SUV around 10:30 a.m., resulting in fatal injuries.
According to police, the deadly incident took place in the parking lot of a physical therapy center located on Main Street. Authorities confirmed that the driver of the SUV had been backing out of a parking space when they struck Richter for unverified reasons.
Emergency medical crews arrived at the scene along with police where they immediately transported Richter to a local hospital. Tragically, she was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police are likely to be involved in a detailed investigation into the events that led to this incident.
Before moving on, we would first like to offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Lorraine Richter during this devastating time of loss. Unfortunately, New York pedestrian accidents are commonly fatal, as there is no protection between the vehicle and the person at the time of impact.
We understand that it can be very difficult for the bereaved family to focus on anything other than their loss. However, it is important to realize that you may have significant rights in terms of compensation at this time. At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 as we have made it our mission to hold negligent drivers accountable for the pain and devastation that they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a New York pedestrian accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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