Staten Island, NY (October 29, 2021) – At 1:45 p.m. on Friday afternoon, October 29, a child was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident on Staten Island.
According to NYPD officials, the accident happened at 1351 Forest Avenue around the area of a shopping center. A 69-year-old driver in a Ford Explorer was allegedly trying to leave the Stop & Shop parking lot when the driver struck the child. The driver of the SUV immediately stopped and remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The 2-year-old child was rushed to Richmond University Medical Center with critical injuries. They were tragically pronounced dead while there.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in the area. Police roped off the entrance to the shopping center until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Pedestrians are known for being some of the most at-risk parties in the state of New York when it comes to accidents. Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are killed in fatal accidents in New York due to the outright recklessness of others. The truth is, these accidents can typically be prevented when drivers pay close attention to the roads around them. However, this does not always happen and victim’s lives are risked. This is especially true when it comes to children, who are the most vulnerable on our roads. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you have a variety of options. Families are urged to seek the help of an attorney that they can trust.
Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. If you have sustained these enormous losses, you may be feeling alone and confused. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one taken too soon in a pedestrian accident. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up. You should never have to worry about these losses entirely on your own. You should always be prepared to speak with a dedicated Staten Island pedestrian accident attorney that you can trust in your time of need.
Staten Island Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here to help you move forward after you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of an accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Staten Island at (516) 945-9033 for more information on how we can help you move forward in your time of need.
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