Sherburne, NY – Megan E. Mikalunas, 30, Killed in Pedestrian Accident on SH 80 near Rexford FallsNY/NJ Legal News
Sherburne, NY (December 6, 2022) – Police in Norwich reported a fatal pedestrian crash in Sherburne on December 5 that took one life. At around 6:15 p.m. on Monday, December 5, police arrived at the scene of an accident on State Highway 80.
The incident took place near Rexford Falls. Initial reports reveal that a driver was headed west in a four-door sedan when he struck 30-year-old Megan E. Mikalunas of North Norwich. The driver stopped and flagged down someone to call 911 immediately after the crash.
The New York State Police and members of the Sherburne EMS responded to the scene. Mikalunas was pronounced deceased on-site due to the extent of her injuries. Police stated the investigation remains ongoing at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Megan E. Mikalunas at this time.
No further information has been reported at this time.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
When pedestrians are involved in traffic accidents, they almost always sustain serious injuries or lose their lives. This is due to the difference in weight, size, and speed of a vehicle compared to a person. A person who is struck by a vehicle can typically be injured by three distinct areas of the vehicle. These are the bumper, the hood, or the windshield. The third point of impact is usually the road itself.
These impacts can lead to serious injuries, such as:
- Head trauma/Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Emotional anguish
The most commonly seen injuries observed in pedestrian crashes are musculoskeletal injuries to the lower parts of the body. If a child is injured in a pedestrian crash, they usually sustain head injuries due to their lower height. Other typical injuries that pedestrians often sustain are usually to their upper torso and head. Basically, a pedestrian often sustains injuries to each part of their body when involved in a crash with a vehicle due to being totally unprotected.
If you are injured as a New York pedestrian, you are entitled to bring legal action against the responsible party.
Contact a Sherburne pedestrian injury lawyer at (800) 469-6476 as soon as possible after your crash to schedule a free case evaluation. At Metro Law, our attorneys are fully dedicated to ensuring that our injured clients are able to collect financial compensation that can help them recover. In the same respect, we serve the surviving family members of deceased crash victims by helping them file wrongful death claims for compensation so they can get money to pay for funeral costs, medical care, and more. Call our law office as soon as you can if you have been involved in or affected by a situation of this nature.
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 identify any false information in the story or want the post 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.