West Islip, NY – Pedestrian Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver on Lowell Avenue
West Islip, NY (January 1, 2019) – One person was tragically struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Tuesday afternoon, January 1, in Central Islip. According to authorities, a man was hit by a vehicle on Lowell Avenue at around 1:30 a.m. for reasons that have not yet been determined.
Police were dispatched to the crash site, a little north of Cypress Street, along with paramedics in order to assess the incident and render aid to the victim. Tragically, the victim, who has now been identified as 22-year-old Taekwon Campbell, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police, the driver of the vehicle involved did not stop to help Campbell or cooperate with authorities but fled the scene immediately after impact. There has been no description released of the vehicle involved as police are asking anyone with any information to please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
No further information has been made available at this time.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
Our sincere sympathies and deep condolences are wholeheartedly extended to the loved ones of Taekwon Campbell, first and foremost, as they attempt to cope with this absolutely tragic occurrence. New York pedestrian accidents are often fatal or at least seriously injurious due to the vulnerability of the victim at the time. While it can be terribly difficult, it is essential for the bereaved family to know that they may have the right to file for compensation.
At Hach & Rose, our New York accident attorneys can significantly guide you along the frequently problematic path toward obtaining reimbursement for your losses. We are proud of our passion for holding reckless motorists and other negligent entities liable for the pain they inflict. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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