Wantagh, NY – Worker Fatally Struck by Hempstead Town Sanitation Truck
Wantagh, NY (November 14, 2018) – Police have reported an accident involving a Town of Hempstead sanitation truck that hit and killed a worker on Wednesday afternoon, November 14. The accident was stated to have occurred at around 1:35 p.m. in Wantagh, according to local authorities.
The deadly incident was reported on Bunker Avenue when the worker was hit by the truck while in the street. Police along with emergency medical personnel were quickly called to the scene in order to evaluate the accident and render aid to the victim. Unfortunately, the worker was pronounced dead, although it has not been stated as to whether or not the victim passed away at the scene or in the hospital.
The identity of the deceased victim has not been released, likely in order to provide time to notify family members. No further information has been provided at this time as the incident is actively under investigation.
New York Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death
We wish to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victim, first and foremost. Truck accidents in New York often take place for many different reasons, and those which occur while on the job, such as this incident, may likely be considered a New York workplace accident and wrongful death. It is important to understand that if another person, company, or employer is liable for an accident that results in the loss of a loved one, you may have the right to file for financial compensation.
An experienced New York accident lawyer can ease your encumbrances and guide you along the often difficult path toward obtaining reimbursement for your losses. At Hach and Rose, we understand the overwhelming emotional and financial stress that follows the death of a family member. If you have lost a loved one in a New York truck accident or other workplace accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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