Syosset, NY – Update: Police Identify Ambulette Driver Struck and Killed
Syosset, NY (May 23, 2019) – Authorities have released the identity of the ambulette driver who was tragically struck and killed alongside the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway on Wednesday morning, May 22nd. 74-year-old Herman Hanson was hit by a vehicle on the shoulder of Route 135 at an unstated time.
According to authorities, Hanson was transporting a patient when he stopped along the side of the expressway to speak with the driver of the vehicle behind him who was a relative of the patient. While conversing with the relative, a black Infinity sideswiped both of the ambulette and the other vehicle, as well as Hanson.
Emergency crews were promptly dispatched to the crash site a short time later and Hanson was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Infinity remained at the scene to cooperate with authorities. The incident continues to be under investigation at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
First and foremost, our most genuinely heartfelt condolences are extended to the loved ones of Herman Hanson as they attempt to cope with this devastating incident. Pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly fatal, particularly those which occur alongside a highway or involve high rates of speed. While it can be undoubtedly difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to know that they may have substantial rights at this time.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to those who have unjustly suffered due to the actions of another party. We understand that there is absolutely nothing as tragic as the unexpected loss of a family member, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you have lost a loved one in a New York pedestrian accident of any kind, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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