Posted on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 8:38 pm
Copiague, NY (June 15, 2019) – According to police, a fatal pedestrian accident took place on Merrick Road in a parking lot. The vehicle involved had been allegedly backing out of a parking space.
Several witnesses saw the person back out directly onto the woman. They ran over and immediately attempted to lift the vehicle off the woman before emergency responders arrived at the scene. The woman, however, was not breathing.
Paramedics immediately took the victim to the hospital but she tragically passed away while there.
Police confirmed that the accident happened when the driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. They have not filed any charges and the investigation continues at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
We would like to offer our sincerest sympathies to the loved ones of the pedestrian whose life was taken in this serious accident. New York pedestrian accidents frequently end in serious injuries and even fatalities in the most serious cases. It is terribly important for family members to understand that they have rights to seek compensation for their losses. Our empathetic pedestrian accident attorneys are here to assist you in your time of need.
Our attorneys at Hach & Rose are fully committed to helping the members of our community by offering our support to victims in their times of need. We are tremendously proud of our desire for holding reckless drivers accountable for their actions and the immense pain that they have caused others. If you have lost a loved one in a serious accident, please contact us immediately at 212-779-0057.
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