6 Feb 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Farmingville, NY (February 6, 2023) – A man was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash that took place near an intersection in Farmingville on Sunday evening, February 5.

According to Long Island officials, the accident happened at 7:40 p.m. on North Ocean Avenue around the area of Granny Road. Police confirmed that a driver was traveling in a northbound Mercedes-Benz when they suddenly came upon a pedestrian that was walking across the street. The driver of the Mercedes collided with the pedestrian, and moments later, a Hyundai Sonata also struck the man a second time.

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as 58-year-old Roland Degroff, was severely injured and rushed to Port Jefferson Station. He was tragically pronounced deceased while there. Nobody inside the involved vehicles sustained injuries.

The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for some time. This led to delays until police cleared the scene.

No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing.

We offer our warmest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in New York 

Because of the number of people who walk in the state of New York, it is no surprise that pedestrian accidents cause serious injuries and take lives annually. Every year, it is estimated that more than 300 people are killed, and 15,000 people sustain injuries in New York pedestrian accidents. In New York City, it is estimated that there are 1.04 pedestrian fatalities out of every 100,000 individuals who live in the city. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney who has handled these cases in the past.

It is true that motorists are supposed to be aware of the roads around them at all times so that pedestrians are kept safe from harm. However, motorists are sometimes driving distracted or traveling over the speed limit, which means that a pedestrian accident could occur in the blink of an eye. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can be a difficult thing for any family to face, leaving them with a variety of questions they cannot answer on their own. It is crucial that you seek the immediate help of a Farmingville pedestrian accident attorney soon after a fatal accident.

At The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C., our attorneys are committed to helping you move forward after a fatal pedestrian accident. We understand how devastating and stressful it can be to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. Our team will always go the extra mile to help victims and families involved in serious accidents. If you have suffered immense losses in a pedestrian accident, you may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, such as the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Farmingville at (718) 606-4099 to find out what we can do for you.

Notes: When writing these accident news pieces, our writers rely on secondary sources. These sources are comprised of police and fire accident reports, news reports, and newspaper articles, as well as first-person testimonies from accident witnesses. Because of this, our team at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. has not independently validated the information regarding this accident. Please get in touch with our company to have any inaccurate information corrected right away. Please let us know if you want the post to be taken down from our website, and we will do our best to comply.

Disclaimers: In order to prevent being engaged in a tragic accident, we wish to encourage the people in our neighborhood to drive slowly and with caution. This news article is not meant to be a solicitation for business. Any information offered shouldn’t be regarded as professional medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post wasn’t taken at the location of the collision.