Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 12:54 am
Levittown, NY (July 1, 2019) – A 13-year-old boy was tragically struck and killed by a motor vehicle while riding his bike on Hempstead Turnpike in the Levittown on Sunday evening, June 30th. Authorities have not specified the exact time of the incident but it was reported to have happened sometime around 6:00 p.m.
According to police, 13-year-old Andrew Alati was riding on a bicycle along the aforementioned roadway when he was struck by a Toyota Camry. Alati sustained serious injuries as the unidentified 19-year-old male driver stopped his vehicle and attempted to help him.
Police and emergency medical technicians were immediately called to the scene, where, despite attempts to revive Alati, he was tragically pronounced deceased. Police have stated that the driver involved is not facing any charges at this time, although the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
Unfortunately, New York bicycle accidents are often fatal, as there is zero protection between the vehicle and the victim at the time of impact; and especially when the victim is a child. Before moving any further, we would first like to take a moment to extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Andrew Alati during this most tragic and devastating time.
We understand that there is nothing as overwhelming as the sudden loss of a child and our hearts break for the family members of the victim. While we know that no amount of compensation can even begin to make up for your tremendous loss, it is also important to realize that you may likely have substantial rights at this time.
At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 as we have made it our mission to hold negligent drivers and other reckless entities responsible for the pain and devastation that they inflict. If you have lost a loved one in a New York bicycle accident, don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.