Rome, NY – Child Struck by Van, Air-lifted to Hospital
Syracuse, NY (October 26, 2018) – A van was reported to have struck a young child at the intersection of East Dominick and First Streets this morning, October 26, according to officials. The unfortunate accident took place at around 11:00 a.m. in the 400 block, in front of the Rome Rescue Mission.
According to witnesses, the child who is under 5-years-old ran into the street while the van had been heading eastbound on the roadway. Emergency medical crews along with police were immediately called to the scene to assist the child and evaluate the accident.
The young child was quickly transported to Mercy Flight helicopter at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park by AmCare Ambulance. The severely injured child was immediately air-lifted to a hospital in Syracuse where his current condition is unknown.
The speed limit is 30 mph on that roadway, and witnesses stated that the van struck the child after he darted into the street while walking with his mother. Police have not released the identity of the child and the accident remains under investigation at this time.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
First, we would like to offer our sincerest sympathies to the young child who was hurt in this accident. New York pedestrian accidents frequently result in devastating injuries or even death. At this time, it is vital for the victims’ parent(s) to realize that they may have the right to seek compensation from the responsible party.
At Hach & Rose, we are utterly devoted to assisting the members of our community by supporting victims and their loved ones during such a difficult time. We are tremendously proud of our absolute passion for holding absentminded drivers accountable for the immense pain that they cause. If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident due to someone else’s inattention, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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