September 9, 2011 – Staten Island, New York – In a report from New York 1, a hit and run driver killed 1 individual and injured 7 others on Staten Island. The tragic hit and run took place on Monday, Aug. 29, just before 10 p.m. According to police, Brian Pittsley, 25, the driver of a Chevy Suburban was speeding and went through a stop sign on Hillside Terrace and Hylan Boulevard. The Chevy was struck by a Nissan Sentra, which flipped over and then crashed into a parked car. Pittsley fled the scene of the fatal hit and run but was later apprehended. One of the passengers in his vehicle died and 6 other passengers were injured. The driver of the Nissan was injured as well. Police arrested Pittsley and charged him with criminally negligent homicide and leaving a fatal accident scene. A hit and run accident can leave you feeling that you have no legal options available. However, that isn’t necessarily the case. It is in your best interest to seek legal counsel from a Staten Island injury attorney as soon as possible. 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 are:
- 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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