Patchogue, NY – Child Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Medford Ave

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Patchogue, NY (October 26, 2021) – At 6:20 p.m. on the evening of Monday, October 25, a child was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Patchogue.

According to police, the accident happened on Medford Avenue. A 21-year-old woman was pushing her 2-year-old daughter in a stroller across the street. They were suddenly struck by a Ford pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene to cooperate with police.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The child was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead while there. Her mother was also seriously injured and has since been transported to another hospital.

The driver, identified as 62-year-old James Maupin Jr., was not hurt in the accident. His pickup truck was impounded for a safety check.

The roadway was blocked in the area for a period of time.

No further details have been released but the investigation continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in New York 

Pedestrian accidents are more prevalent in New York than in many other states throughout the U.S. Especially because children are unaware of the dangers of our roads, they are more likely to lose their lives in the event of a pedestrian accident. The unfortunate reality is that many pedestrians lose their lives in these accidents every year. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. If you have suffered these immense losses, you have a variety of options available for you. It is important that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.

It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. If you have suffered from these immense losses, you may be feeling confused and alone. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. It is never easy to face these losses on your own. Luckily, you have many options and can have all of your questions answered. You should speak with a dedicated and knowledgeable Patchogue pedestrian accident attorney that you can trust.

Patchogue Pedestrian Accident Attorneys 

Our accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here to help you move forward after you have lost somebody closest to you in an accident. Speaking with an attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make. Our attorneys will stand by your side and help you by providing you with the resources that you need to be successful in your claim. We will help you obtain compensation for a wide array of financial aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. You should never have to stand alone after an accident. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Patchogue at (516) 945-9033 for more information on how we can help you in your time of need.

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. 

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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.