Wantagh, NY – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Sunrise Highway
Wantagh, NY (April 21, 2019) – Late last night, around 11:57 p.m., police responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on the Sunrise Highway.
Police say that a pedestrian lost their life in the accident. Nassau County Police identified the pedestrian as 60-year-old Holario Perez, of Bellmore. At the time, Perez was attempting to cross the highway when he was struck by a westbound Chevy near Wantagh Avenue.
Police confirmed that Perez suffered severe trauma at the scene of the accident and, after being transported to a hospital, he was pronounced dead.
The driver who struck him was identified as a 21-year-old man who stayed at the scene of the accident to cooperate with police. The investigation into the matter is ongoing.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Every year, pedestrian accidents continue to be one of the major accidents that happen on our roads that take lives. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have very few protections from harm, which leaves them in a difficult position when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle driver. These accidents tend to happen due to the negligence of many parties, including drivers who share the roads. If you have lost one in an accident, you have a right to compensation for a variety of aspects.
At Hach & Rose, our accident attorneys understand just how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a serious pedestrian crash and wonder where you can turn. Losing a loved one can put you in an overwhelming situation, especially when you are left to grieve while balancing the financial aspects of your case. You have many significant rights and we are here for you 24/7. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for more information at 212-779-0057.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.