Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 11:47 pm
Mount Vernon, NY (May 9, 2019) – According to officials, a 9-year-old boy was tragically struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Wednesday night, May 8th, for reasons that have not been confirmed at this time. Police stated that an unspecified vehicle struck the boy on an unidentified roadway.
Authorities have not specified the time of the accident or the name of the road but identified the victim as a fourth-grade student at Graham Elementary School in Mount Vernon. Emergency medical crews were called to the scene of the collision but were sadly unable to save the child. It has not been stated as to whether or not he died at the scene or was transported to a hospital first.
Officials have not verified if the boy was walking in a crosswalk or along the road at the time of the incident, as all the details are currently being withheld during the investigation.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
There are no words to express the immense sorrow being felt by the loved ones of the victim at this time, and our most genuinely heartfelt condolences are extended to those who are attempting to cope with this devastating incident. Pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly fatal, particularly those which involve children, as there is no protection in place at the time of impact. While it is undoubtedly difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to know that they may have very substantial rights regarding compensation for their loss.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to those who have unfairly suffered due to the actions of another person. We understand that there is absolutely nothing as tragic and devastating as the unexpected loss of a child, 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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