Woman Seriously Injured in Collision with Snowplow on Long Island
A woman was seriously injured after she was struck by a snowplow while out for an evening walk, according to Suffolk police. The victim, Blanche Pope, was walking north on New Highway in North Amityville just past 41st Street when a pickup truck with a plow attachment struck her. The truck had not been plowing at the time the accident occurred.
Pope was taken via helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital. Meanwhile, the driver of the pickup, Alfonso Trotta, did not suffer any injuries in the accident. His truck was taken by police to be impounded for a safety check. Police are currently investigating the incident to reveal more details about what exactly happened.
There had been a significant amount of snow in the days preceding the accident, with Suffolk getting up to 30 inches in areas. Plows were out in full force at the time of the accident, and walking on sidewalks was made difficult if people had not yet been able to remove the snow from their property. Suffolk County police had reports of at least two fatalities related to accidents in the snow.
In this case, it is unclear whether Pope or Trotta is at fault in the accident. However, if Trotta is found to be liable once police have completed their investigation, Pope could have a case for a personal injury lawsuit against him.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may need to seek compensation from the parties responsible. Learn more by working with the skilled Long Island personal injury attorneys Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP.