Posted on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 10:43 pm
Oakdale, NY (May 6, 2019) – A man was unfortunately struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Sunday, May 6th, on Sunrise Highway, according to police. The incident was reported to have happened at approximately 12:00 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the highway.
According to authorities, the man, who has not been identified, was walking across Sunrise Highway near Connetquot Avenue when he was hit by a 2017 Audi. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness stated that the victim may have been running across the highway before jumping off a barricade at the time of the incident. However, the details surrounding the events that led to this accident have not been confirmed by authorities.
Police said that the female driver of the Audi was the sole occupant and that she remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. The vehicle was subsequently impounded for a safety check and an investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Before moving on, our most heartfelt condolences are extended to the loved ones of the victim as they make an attempt to cope with this tragic incident. Pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly fatal, especially those which take place along a highway or in less-than-favorable weather conditions. While it can be undoubtedly challenging, it is important for the bereaved family to know that they may have very substantial rights at this time.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to those who have unjustly suffered due to the actions of another party. We understand that there is absolutely nothing as tragic as the unexpected loss of a family member, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you have lost a loved one in a New York pedestrian accident, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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