Jackson Heights, Queens, NY – 12-Year-Old Boy Struck and Seriously Injured by SUV
Jackson Heights, Queens, NY (March 28, 2019) – On Thursday afternoon, March 28th, police responded to the scene of an injurious pedestrian accident that sent a 12-year-old boy to the hospital. The accident was stated to have occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of 34th Avenue and 79th Street.
According to authorities, the incident took place as school was being dismissed and as the child entered the street from between double-parked school buses. Witnesses at the scene stated that the boy had been hit by a white Jeep and subsequently became pinned underneath the vehicle.
Police, emergency medical crews, and firefighters were summoned to the scene where responders were reported had to have lifted the vehicle off the child. The boy was immediately transported to Elmhurst Hospital with serious injuries and is expected to survive at this time.
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Our most genuinely heartfelt sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to the victim of this accident, first and foremost. We currently maintain hope for his full recovery. Pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly injurious or fatal, particularly those which involve children. At this time, it is absolutely imperative for the victim and his loved ones to realize that they may likely have significant rights regarding compensation for their suffering.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have dedicated their lives to helping those who have been injured due to the actions of negligent drivers and other irresponsible entities. We understand that there is almost nothing as challenging as dealing with a sudden injury and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a pedestrian accident due to another party, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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