Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 11:54 pm
Scotia, NY (May 23, 2019) – A 69-year-old woman who was waiting to march in the Scotia-Glenville Memorial Day Parade on Wednesday evening, May 22nd, was tragically struck and killed by a vehicle. The incident occurred as the woman was waiting in the middle of Hawk Street with a group of people from the Glenville Senior Center around 7:00 p.m.
According to authorities, the woman was waiting for her turn to march in the parade when a Glenville Senior Center van, operated by an unidentified 75-year-old man, struck her. Police stated that the van was following marchers when it suddenly moved forward at a quick speed, struck the woman, and pushed her into an assisted living facility bus. The victim was pinned between the vehicles as several people ran to assist her.
Members of the Thomas Corners Fire Department responded, along with a nurse, and CPR was performed until paramedics arrived. She was then immediately taken to Ellis Hospital, where she was sadly pronounced deceased.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
At this time, our most heartfelt condolences are extended to the loved ones of the victim as they attempt to cope with this devastating accident. According to the New York City Department of Transportation, senior pedestrians are as much as four times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than other New Yorkers.
Pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly fatal, especially those which involve an elderly victim. While it can be undoubtedly difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to know that they may have very substantial rights at this time. As members of the community, 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.
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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