August 10, 2011 – Long Island, New York – According to a report from Eyewitness News WABC-TV New York, NY, a 24-year-old woman was the victim of a fatal hit and run that occurred on Long Island. Police are still looking for the hit and run driver who struck Erika Hughes on Friday, July 29, around midnight. She was crossing Mastic Road, just south of Riverside, when, what witnesses describe as a dark-colored truck, hit her and continued southbound on Mastic Road, eventually turning east. Witnesses indicate that it could have been a utility vehicle, tow truck, or pickup truck. They also said it’s possible that it has front end damage. An accident of any type can be devastating but a hit and run can be especially traumatic. If you or someone you love was seriously injured in an accident, you should consult with a Long Island personal injury attorney. An attorney can evaluate your case and determine if you should proceed with a claim. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York.
To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities. Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York include:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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