We never truly know how heroic we could be unless or until a situation presents itself that defines this characteristic in us for better or worse. Tragically, one woman proved to her family what a hero she was in the moments before she died in a Staten Island hit-and-run accident that occurred on Thursday night. She pushed her grandson out of the way of an oncoming vehicle and took the brunt of the collision, giving up her life in the process. The driver involved in the crash turned himself in a few hours later.
According to the authorities, this Staten Island hit-and-run accident occurred at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Thursday night. A 57-year-old woman was walking with her daughter and young grandson towards home. As they were on Cary Avenue near Roe Street, a 40-year-old male driver of a Ford SUV approached them at what was described as a high rate of speed. The woman pushed her grandson out of the way and was dragged for nearly 150 feet by the vehicle. The driver fled but identified himself a few hours after this crash. The woman was killed instantly and the grandson suffered a broken bone in his leg.
New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was killed in this Staten Island hit-and-run accident. She truly was a selfless hero who gave her life for a loved one. In addition, this Staten Island pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 15,000 people are injured and more than 300 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
Clearly, the man involved in this Staten Island hit-and-run accident could face serious criminal charges. He could also face a New York wrongful death lawsuit if the family of the woman who was killed decides to initiate such a filing. If they do and their case is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their medical, funeral and burial costs as well as their lost income and their loss of companionship.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.