Automobile accidents could happen to anyone in New York and elsewhere. Whether one is a motorist, cyclist or pedestrian, there always remains the risk of an accident occurring. As such, no one is immune from causing or being involved in a car accident. Even when law enforcement is involved, they too could be held accountable for causing a collision.
This is what happened in a recent pedestrian accident in New York. Based on reports, the accident occurred in Hyde Park and involved a pedestrian and patrol vehicle. The collision occurred at the intersection of Elks Lane and Route 9G at around 7:30pm. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The pedestrian was later pronounced dead. No injuries were reported to the deputy involved in the crash
Details of this collision are not available currently, as the crash involves law enforcement and is still under investigation. Because the crash involved a death with law enforcement involvement, the New York State Attorney General’s Office is involved in the investigation. Both the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau and the New York State Police are aiding in the investigation.
Once cause is determined, liability can be assessed. Then, if necessary, charges could result and other actions could be taken. Similarly, a civil action could be filed, as this can help address the losses and damages suffered by the loved ones of the deceased victim.
Pedestrian accident can be catastrophic, resulting in serious injuries or even fatalities. Thus, it is important that victims as well as their loved ones explore their options in the situation. The pain and suffering and arising damages can be extensive, making it imperative to consider a personal injury action or wrongful death suit. These civil actions seek to hold a negligent party accountable while also aiding with the recovery of compensation.