Long Island, NY – Baby Killed, Vilma Graciela Maurad Centeno Critically Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Medford Ave

Long Island, NY – Baby Killed, Vilma Graciela Maurad Centeno Critically Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Medford Ave

Long Island, NY (October 26, 2021) – A 2-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller is dead and her mother was seriously injured when the pair were hit by a pick-up truck as they crossed a street in Long Island on Monday, October 25th.  

At about 6:20 p.m., 21-year-old Vilma Graciela Maurad Centeno was pushing her daughter across Medford Avenue in Patchogue when they were struck by the driver of a 2005 Ford.

Both victims were transported by paramedics to Long Island Community Hospital, where the baby was pronounced dead.

The mother was then taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for further medical attention.

The 61-year-old male driver remained at the scene and was unharmed.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.

Wrongful Deaths in New York

Long Island, NY - Baby Killed, Vilma Graciela Maurad Centeno Critically Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Medford Ave

For a wrongful death claim to be valid, the respondent must have breached their duty of care to the deceased. The measure of negligence in these claims is typically based on the actions that a reasonable person would have taken under similar circumstances. 

If a reasonable person would have acted more judiciously or with more care, the respondent could be found negligent. For instance, if a driver above failed to act safely by not following driving laws, then they have breached the duty of care they owed to the deceased.

Our New York wrongful death attorneys have assisted the families of hundreds of these kinds of victims. We recognize the devastating reality of these cases. Losing someone you love to the negligent acts of another party is a singularly distressing experience; one for which the law offers a legal remedy.

Long Island Wrongful Death Lawyers

Our Long Island wrongful death attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help bereaved families by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. 

Metro Law’s car accident attorneys in Long Island work diligently to ensure those harmed by the negligent actions of others hold wrongdoers accountable. Our team is dedicated to helping grieving families collect the maximum amount of compensation available for funeral services, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. 

We strive to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state. Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. 

If your loved one lost their life in an accident, due to another driver’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in New York at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal action available for you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.