Kaitlynn McNamara Lindenhurst: Colleen Curry, Kaitlynn McNamara Injured In Lindenhurst Hit-And-Run Car Accident on Sunrise Highway and North Delaware Avenue
NORTH LINDENHURST, NEW YORK (November 27, 2019) – Two pedestrians identified as Colleen Curry, Kaitlynn McNamara were injured in a hit-and-run car accident that took place on Sunrise Highway and North Delaware Avenue.
North Lindenhurst police are saying that the accident took place around 11:55 p.m. Both Colleen Curry and Kaitlynn McNamara were hit by a car traveling Westward.
Kaitlynn McNamara has since created a Facebook post asking the public for information about the driver. According to Kaitlynn McNamara, “Last night a friend and I were hit by a car on Sunrise Highway. The car blew a red light (most likely intoxicated) and hit us head on at around 70mph, leaving me injured and my friend in serious condition.”
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victims. Colleen Curry and Kaitlynn McNamara were taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.
Detectives are encouraging anyone that may have information about the crash to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Liability In Lindenhurst Hit-And-Run Accidents
According to the Center’s For Disease Control and Prevention, “almost 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2015. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.” There are a number of factors commonly associated with pedestrian accidents including:
- Driver intoxication
- Driver fatigue
- Illegal maneuvers
- Prescription drug use
It is illegal to flee 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.”
Depending on the facts of any case a city in New York may face civil liability for a pedestrian accident. Cities have a legal obligation to design, construct and maintain roads that are in a reasonably safe condition. There are a number of ways that a road could be dangerous and potentially contribute to an accident including:
- Uneven pavement
- Inadequate or missing traffic signals or signs
- Poor road design
- Inadequate or missing speed reduction measures
Any person that is injured in a hit-and-run car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. It’s important that evidence is properly collected and preserved after an accident. A car accident attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Lindenhurst Car Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to Colleen Curry and Kaitlynn McNamara as they continue to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the police or Crime Stoppers. It is truly unacceptable that this driver would flee the scene. They need to be located and brought to justice.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian 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 hit-and-run drivers are held accountable for their actions. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.