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Long Island, N.Y. - Child Airlifted After Being Struck by Vehicle on Merrick Road

Long Island, N.Y. (April 19, 2019) - A young boy needed to be airlifted to the hospital following a pedestrian accident involving a vehicle Friday afternoon, according to authorities. The New York pedestrian accident occurred in the Seaford area around 1:40 p.m. at the intersection of Merrick Road and Washington Avenue.

pedestrian 4.jpgInvestigators believe that the victim, identified only as a 12-year-old boy, may have been running across the street, attempting to beat a light that just turned green. This is speculation at the time of this article's posting. Witnesses at a business nearby the accident reported hearing a loud crash outside. When they went to investigate, they found the victim who was in the road, roughly 30 feet away from the vehicle. A woman was with the victim, helping to stabilize him.

EMS arrived on scene and noted that the boy may have gone over the hood of the vehicle and hit the windshield. They say the boy was conscious and talking to them and other witnesses. He appeared to have an arm injury and a possible head injury. The victim was flown to a hospital for treatment. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident. Police are still investigating, though they note that there appears to be no criminality in the case.

Pedestrian Accidents in New York

Pedestrian accidents cause serious injuries for its victims, and can be quite traumatic. Following a pedestrian accident, it's important to get the proper help to ensure that you will heal correctly, and that you also discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer. At the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law, we can help you with your case by providing you a lawyer who will fight for you in court and will get you the money you need to pay for your accident. Call our office today to see what we can do for you at (800) 469-6476.

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