Teenager Injured In Teaneck Hit-And-Run Car Accident On Teaneck Road
TEANECK, NEW JERSEY (November 30, 2109) – A teenager was injured in a hit-and-run car accident that took place along Teaneck Road.
New York state police are saying that the accident took place around 6:00 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation the 14-year-old victim was hit by an SUV as he was trying to cross the road.
The driver that hit the victim fled the scene and is currently being pursued by police. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Teaneck Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
Drivers are supposed to remain a the scene of an accident that results in bodily injury. According to New York Vehicle and Traffic Law § 600 (2)(a), “leaving the scene of an incident without reporting,” “other than for the mere failure of an operator to exhibit his or her license and insurance identification card for such vehicle or exchange the information required in such paragraph [(a) of Vehicle and Traffic Law § 600 (2)], shall constitute a class A misdemeanor….Any such violation committed by a person after such person has previously been convicted of such a violation shall constitute a class E felony.”
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important that evidence is properly collected and preserved after an accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Teaneck Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a hit-and-run accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.