Posted on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 12:00 am
Ramapo, NY (May 20, 2019) – On Sunday night, May 19th, a man was reported to have been killed and his brother suffered injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street on a lawnmower. The incident was reported to have taken place around 9:00 p.m. on Route 17 near Sloatsburg.
According to authorities, the two brothers were attempting to cross Route 17 in a lawnmower when they were struck by a vehicle. The collision resulted in the presence of police and emergency medical crews at the scene.
29-year-old Richard Mackey was stated to have died from his injuries suffered in the incident. At this time, the victim’s brother, who is also 29, remains hospitalized with injuries that have been classified as serious. The driver of the vehicle involved, identified only as a 49-year-old man, stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Personal Injury Accidents in New York
Before moving on, we offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Richard Mackey, and our most genuinely heartfelt sympathies are extended to his brother as we retain optimism for his full recovery. Such an incident may be considered a pedestrian accident since it involves a vehicle that does not generally move much faster than walking speed. Nevertheless, the rights that remain in place for victims and their families are no different than any other sudden accident.
Pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly fatal or seriously injurious, especially those which involve a reckless driver. 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 hardly anything as challenging as recovering from an unexpected injury, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you have been seriously hurt in a New York pedestrian accident, motor vehicle collision, or any other incident beyond your control, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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