Long Island, NY – Serious Pedestrian Accident on Riverleigh Ave

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Long Island, NY (October 8, 2021) – At 7 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, October 7, a pedestrian accident with injuries occurred on Long Island.

According to Long Island Police, the accident happened on Riverleigh Avenue in the Riverside hamlet. A two-tone Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling in the area when it allegedly struck a pedestrian in the area who was trying to cross the street. The driver of the pickup truck then continued southbound without stopping to check on the victim.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was seriously injured in the crash. They were taken to the hospital, though their condition is not known at this time.

Police have not said if they found the suspect vehicle involved in the accident. The roadway was blocked in the area for a period of time.

No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in New York 

Pedestrian accidents have been on the rise throughout New York over the years. Every 33 minutes, a pedestrian is struck in New York due to the negligence of a driver. In just one recent year’s time, it is estimated that approximately 316 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents and thousands more were injured. Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on a person’s life. You have every right to move forward with a claim and show that another party is responsible for your accident. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you have many rights and options moving forward. It is important that you speak with an attorney that you can trust in your time of need.

The aftermath of a pedestrian accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to a pedestrian accident that was caused by another party. You may have questions that you cannot answer on your own. For instance, you may wonder what deadlines you will have to meet or what evidence you will need to prove that another party is at fault for your accident. Luckily, with the help of a Long Island pedestrian accident lawyer on your side, you can move forward knowing that your rights are being protected.

Long Island Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

If you have sustained serious injuries in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here to help you. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a pedestrian accident on both physical and financial levels. Our attorneys will assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. These include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact an accident attorney in Long Island at 516-484-4010 for more information on how we can help you after a pedestrian accident that is not your fault.

Notes: Our writers use secondary sources when creating these accident news posts. These sources include police and fire accident reports, news stories and newspaper stories, and first-hand accounts from eyewitnesses to the accidents. For that reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our staff at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. If you do find any information that is incorrect, contact our firm to have a correction made immediately. If you would prefer the post to be removed from our site, let us know and we will accommodate you as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. have strived to build a solid reputation in the local business community throughout the decades. These posts are written to bring attention to the dangers related to serious accidents in our region and hope that everyone uses caution when operating a motor vehicle. The photos used in this post were not taken at the accident scene. The information in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.

About the Author
Steven Miller, Esq. is the founding member and Senior Partner in Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Miller’s extensive career as a trial attorney spans five decades. He tries cases for the catastrophically injured victims of construction site accidents, motor vehicle and premises accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Miller is a detail oriented, tenacious attorney committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients; he has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements.