When people are involved in New York pedestrian accidents, they are expected to remain at the scene of the crash so that police and rescue workers can do their jobs and so that the aftermath can be handled properly. When someone flees the scene of a crash, that person has committed a crime that can be serious in nature. Tragically, it’s possible that some sort of crime was committed last night when a female pedestrian was hit and killed in a Long Island hit-and-run accident. Police are still searching for the driver.
According to the authorities, this Long Island hit-and-run accident occurred last night at just before 8:30 p.m. Police were called to a place near 383 Rose Hill Road in Water Mill. There, they found the body of a woman believed to be approximately 60 years old. She did not survive the crash. The investigators then found a Volkswagen SUV about a half-mile down the road with front-end damage, and they are continuing to search for the driver of that vehicle. The identify of the woman who was hit was not released.
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 Long Island hit-and-run accident. We also hope that the driver is soon identified and found. In addition, this Long Island pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 15,000 of these crashes occur, leading to nearly as many injuries and to more than 300 fatalities.
New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
Clearly, if or when the driver involved in this Long Island hit-and-run accident is found, he or she will face serious criminal charges. The driver 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 them for their losses.
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.