Posted on Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 11:27 am
Rochester, NY (May 26, 2019) – Police confirmed that an arrest was made following a fatal hit-and-run that took place on South Avenue on May 20th and took one life.
According to police, 60-year-old Tommy Jones was killed in the accident that took place on South Avenue.
Since the accident, 30-year-old Tiffany Rutledge was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that caused the death of another. According to officers, Rutledge had been driving a 2009 Kia when she suddenly struck Jones.
Jones had been in a pedestrian crosswalk at the time. As soon as Jones arrived at Strong Memorial Hospital, he passed away from severe trauma.
The investigation into the accident continues at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
We would like to first take a moment to extend our genuine condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this serious accident, with hopes of peace and comfort to all. Pedestrian accidents that take place across New York tend to be some of the most serious accidents that we experience due to the fact that pedestrians have few protections from harm. If you have lost somebody you love in one of these accidents, especially at the hands of a negligent party, you might have questions concerning how you can move forward with your wrongful death claim.
Our attorneys at Hach & Rose are fully dedicated to assisting you during one of the most difficult times in your life after you have been involved in an accident. If another party has acted in a negligent fashion and now you are struggling emotionally and financially due to the loss of your loved one, you have rights to compensation under the law. This might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever faced and you are not alone. Please contact us at 212-779-0057 to find out what we can do for you.
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