Brentwood, NY – Driver Arrested in Hit-&-Run on Wicks Rd

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Brentwood, NY - Driver Arrested in Hit-&-Run on Wicks Rd

Brentwood, NY (April 16, 2024) – A driver was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident in the Brentwood area on Monday, April 15. The accident was reported on Wicks Road early that morning around 5 a.m. The victim was hit by a motor vehicle, and the driver involved reportedly fled the scene without rendering aid. 

The woman was traveling on foot when she was struck by the oncoming driver, who was later identified as Luis Vasquez. The injured party was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. She was later pronounced dead. The driver was later apprehended and charged in relation to the fatal accident. No additional information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in New York

Brentwood, NY - Driver Arrested in Hit-&-Run on Wicks RdTraveling on foot can leave you extremely exposed when sharing the road with a large motor vehicle. New York is an exceptionally pedestrian-friendly city, and many people in the state enjoy walking around. However, if you happen to walk next to a busy road, you could end up seriously hurt in an accident. The nation is seeing an increase in the number of pedestrian deaths. According to statistics, there are around 8,000 pedestrian fatalities on American roads each year. This means that there is one pedestrian fatality approximately every 66 minutes. Statistics show that pedestrians accounted for one out of every six fatalities in auto accidents in 2021. Pedestrians are more likely to be killed in hit-and-runs, which involve drivers fleeing the scene. If someone close to you is killed in a crash, you should consult a trained attorney in order to pursue a wrongful death claim. 

Your life will never be the same after a deadly car accident. When you work with a skilled Brentwood pedestrian crash lawyer, you can pursue a strong wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. Contact the offices of Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson LLP today at (516) 774-3635. 

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