Posted on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 11:59 pm
Seaford, Long Island, NY (April 19, 2019) – A 12-year-old boy has tragically suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Friday afternoon, April 19th, according to police. The injurious incident was reported to have taken place around 1:40 p.m. on Merrick Road near Washington Avenue.
Authorities reported that the boy was attempting to cross Merrick Road when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla at the aforementioned intersection. Emergency medical crews were immediately dispatched to the scene where a medical helicopter was promptly requested. The child was quickly airlifted to a nearby hospital to be treated for serious, although non-life-threatening, injuries.
The unidentified 32-year-old woman who had been driving the vehicle involved was reported to have remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. No criminality is suspected at this time but the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Our most genuinely sincere sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to the victim and their family, first and foremost, as we maintain hope for the child’s full recovery. Pedestrian accidents in New York are often injurious or fatal, especially those which involve children, as there is zero protection between a vehicle and a pedestrian. At this time, it is important for the family members of the victim to know that they may have rights regarding compensation.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have committed their lives to those who have suffered due to the actions of a negligent party or other entity. We understand that there is nearly nothing as overwhelming as the sudden injury of a child, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a New York pedestrian accident, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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