Long Island UPS Truck Accident: Woman Injured In Long Island UPS Truck Hit-And-Run By Langdon Street and Doris Avenue In Franklin Square
FRANKLIN SQUARE, NEW YORK (November 21, 2019) – A 34-year-old woman was seriously injured in a Long Island hit-and-run accident involving a UPS truck by Langdon Street and Doris Avenue.
Long Island police are saying that the accident took place around 5:05 p.m. on Monday. The UPS truck driver fled the scene and is currently being sought by police.
Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. She sustained numerous traumatic injuries and was listed in serious condition when transported to the hospital.
Any person that may have seen the hit-and-run UPS truck accident is encouraged to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
UPS has released a statement following the accident. They are cooperating with law enforcement but are claiming “there is no evidence that UPS was involved in this incident.”
Liability In Long Island UPS Truck Accidents
According to one study before December 2017 UPS trucks were involved in 2,003 crashes causing 689 injuries and 49 deaths. A fully loaded UPS truck can weigh several tons. They can be difficult to maneuver and stop. This is why it’s so important that commercial drivers get the proper training and adequate rest so that they can be alert. A major problem with UPS trucks and other trucks is that they tend to have very large blind spots.
New York law requires all drivers to stop their vehicles when they are involved in an accident causing 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.”
Under federal guidelines commercial trucks must have between $750,000 – $5,000,000 depending on what they carry. These policies have been put in place to help injured victims be adequately compensated. Victims of commercial truck accidents tend to suffer from very serious injuries including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
Not all injuries from a truck accident are physical. According to Very Well Mind, “Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are the leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general population. Each year, there are an estimated six million MVAs in the United States, resulting in over 2.5 million injuries. According to a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study, 39.2% of MVA survivors develop PTSD.” Victims of UPS truck accidents are protected by a number of laws.
If a UPS truck driver was negligent and caused an accident any person that is injured will be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can include compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. If the driver fled the scene punitive damages may be added to this list. Unfortunately, delivery companies will often fight extremely hard to deny any liability for a car accident. A UPS truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal rights are.
Getting Help After A Long Island UPS Truck Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this horrific Franklin Square accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police. The driver responsible for this collision should do the right thing and turn them-self in. It is deeply unfortunate that so many drivers choose to flee the scene after an accident.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a hit-and-run truck 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 located and brought to justice. 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.