Freeport, NY – Mia Pollidore Fatally Hit by Vehicle on Babylon Tpk near Carroll StNY/NJ Legal News
Freeport, NY (March 2, 2023) – Police in Freeport say a pedestrian lost their life in a fatal traffic accident on Wednesday, March 1. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Mia Pollidore, a Freeport resident.
Information from reports shows a man was operating a 2018 Nissan Sentra headed south on Babylon Turnpike near Carroll Street when he struck Pollidore. The circumstances of the accident have not been reported at this time.
Pollidore suffered traumatic injuries in the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Further investigations by authorities found that the driver of the Nissan was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
The driver was charged with vehicular manslaughter, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, and DWI.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
New York Pedestrian Collisions
Fatal traffic accidents take the lives of tens of thousands of people per year in the United States. On average, our country sees approximately 40,000 deaths per year related to car accidents. More than 90% of these accidents are caused by driver negligence. Drivers who choose to operate their vehicles while intoxicated, fatigued, distracted, or at unsafe speeds risk their own lives and the lives of everyone around them.
If you have recently lost someone you love in a New York pedestrian crash caused by negligence, you may be going through an extremely difficult time. Losing someone you love is never easy, especially when you know their death could have been prevented. If you know that your family member was wrongfully killed by the actions of a negligent party, you deserve to be compensated for the losses and damages you face in relation to their demise.
Pedestrian collisions happen at an alarming rate in New York. Each year, about 15,000 people are injured, and 300 lose their lives in pedestrian crashes in New York. Additionally, each year, over 3,000 pedestrians will suffer injuries so severe they are admitted to the hospital. In New York City, nearly 10% of all vehicle accidents involve a pedestrian. In 2021, over 8,000 pedestrian collisions took place in New York City, about 7,200 of which resulted in injuries, and over 100 of which were fatal.
Our wrongful death lawyers in Freeport at Metro Law are available around the clock to help grieving families by answering any/all questions they may have concerning their legal options. After enduring the unexpected loss of someone you love, you may be wondering how you can recover compensation and justice in the aftermath of their accident.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure crash victims and their family members are able to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Our skilled team of dedicated lawyers has a personal and professional duty to assist bereaved families to collect full and fair compensation to help them pay for lost wages, medical care, funeral care, and more.
We strive to make sure your legal rights are fully protected after you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a negligently caused accident. If your loved one has recently lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our law office at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal action available for you.