Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 12:36 am
Nesconset, NY (May 22, 2019) – Investigators are currently looking into the events that led to a fatal pedestrian accident between a 68-year-old man and a beer delivery truck. The victim was reported to have been hit by the truck at an unspecified time on Tuesday morning, May 21st, along Smithtown Boulevard.
Police stated that a man, identified as Albert Geerders, 68, of Ronkonkoma, was walking in the area while a beer delivery truck was backing into the Handy Pantry parking lot on the aforementioned road. Geerders was struck by the vehicle and emergency medical responders were immediately called to the scene shortly afterward.
Unfortunately, Geerders was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the beer truck remained to speak with police. No charges have been filed at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
First and foremost, our most genuinely heartfelt condolences are extended to the family members of Albert Geerders as they attempt to cope with this devastating incident. Pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly fatal, particularly those which involve a large vehicle such as a truck or bus. While it can be terribly difficult, 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 unfairly 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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