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Fatal Crash In Long Island Near School

An Elmont Memorial High School student was struck and killed while crossing the street less than a block from her destination.
The 12-year-old girl, whose name was not released, was on her way to school near the intersection of Village Avenue and Elmont Road when a Nissan Rogue, which may have been speeding, slammed into her. The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, and pronounced dead shortly after her arrival.
The driver, whose name was also not released, remained at the scene and is not facing charges at this time.
Auto-Pedestrian Crash
14 percent of motor vehicle crash fatalities are pedestrians. There is considerable evidence that lower speed limits in population-dense urban areas, and design changes to vehicle bumpers and windshields, could significantly reduce the fatality numbers. But, the energy and vehicle manufacturer interests have been powerful enough to resist such changes, and there is no reason to believe that this dynamic will change.
The evidence is mixed regarding engineering changes, like narrower lanes, illuminated crosswalks, and other traffic calming measures. There are those who believe that such items are enormously effective, while others opine that such initiatives generate good public relations, but otherwise are a waste of time and money.
For now, pedestrians are at risk for serious injuries every time they cross the street. Some more common injuries include:

  • Shattered Bones: The two impacts in a pedestrian-auto crash – one between person and car and the other between person and surface – nearly always cause severe broken bones that impede mobility for months, years, or even a lifetime.
  • Road Burns: Time is the only effective cure for these painful and debilitating injuries.
  • Internal Injuries: In almost any impact, some bumping and grinding inside the victim’s body is inevitable.

Victims in an auto-pedestrian crash are always entitled to compensation for their economic damages, such as medical bills, and noneconomic damages, including pain and suffering. Punitive damages are also available, especially if the crash occurred in a high-risk area, like a school zone.
Vehicle-pedestrian crashes always have life-altering consequences. For a free consultation with attorneys who fight for victims’ rights, contact our office. An attorney can arrange for ongoing medical care, even if the victim has no money and no insurance.

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