Chestnut Ridge, NY – Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Car on Scotland Hill Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY (October 1, 2018) – A man from Washingtonville was tragically killed Saturday, September 29, after being struck by a motor vehicle on Scotland Hill Road. The Rockland County collision took place when a 67-year-old man from Spring Valley, who was driving a 2009 Hyundai struck the pedestrian who was standing behind a 2014 Ford that was parked on the side of the road.
Town of Ramapo police reported the accident that occurred while the driver of the Hyundai was heading south on Scotland Hill Road through the village of Chestnut Ridge. The Ford was ultimately pushed into another pedestrian, a 61-year-old man from Washingtonville, as well.
Rockland paramedics were immediately called to the scene to help the two injured victims. Both men were treated at the scene before being transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. The first pedestrian struck was identified as 28-year-old Sean Spillman of Washingtonville. Unfortunately, Spillman died of his injuries a short time later. The 61-year-old unidentified pedestrian was released after being treated for minor injuries.
The driver responsible for the accident was said to have remained at the scene and no charges have been filed against him. Although, the police confirmed that are continuing an investigation into the incident.
New York Pedestrian Accidents and Wrongful Death
We would like to extend our sincerest sympathies and our warmest thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Sean Spillman during this devastating time. New York pedestrian accidents are often among the most fatal type of collision as the victims are typically in a vulnerable area, and it is vital for family members to understand that they have rights moving forward.
We realize that there is nothing as tragic as the sudden loss of a loved one, and our New York accident attorneys are here for you with our fervent passion for holding negligent drivers liable. At Hach & Rose, we are adamant about protecting the rights of each and every driver on our roads, and we pride ourselves on obtaining compensation for innocent victims. If you or a loved one has been injured or has lost their life due to a negligent driver, please call 212-779-0057.
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