On the Upper West Side, at least two people were crossing the street just before 5 AM at Amsterdam Ave. and West 83rd St. A box truck ran into the crosswalk, critically injuring one person and giving minor injuries to another. The box truck fled the scene and the driver has not been found. Currently, the critically injured person is in the hospital.
In Queens, an 11-year-old boy was injured as he was crossing Willets Point Boulevard near 148th Street. He is also in critical condition and was taken to the hospital. The driver, allegedly a 60-year-old driver in a Jeep, didn’t stop and is now being hunted by police.
Whatever the reasons a person has for running away from an accident scene, it is never acceptable. If caught, they will be subject to strong criminal penalties. Fortunately, for the injured, there are ways to obtain compensation in this state even if the driver hasn’t been found. Hospital care is very expensive. It can ruin a household’s financial health if they don’t take action.
If you or a loved one have been injured in any sort of vehicular accident, don’t wait. Call the attorneys at Goldstein & Bashner today for a free consultation. You might also want to read our guide on personal injury claims in the State of New York to understand the legal basics of your situation. However, every case is different. Only by talking with us and sharing your story can we use our expertise to get the compensation you deserve. Call us or use the contact form on this page today.