Motorists in New York and other states across the nation encounter a wide variety of travelers. Whether they are traveling by a personal vehicle, work vehicle, public transportation, bicycle or by foot, motorists should always remain attentive of the commuters they encounter while navigating the roads. Failure to do so could result in a collision that leaves a victim seriously injured or even killed.

According to recent reports, a young child was recently struck by a vehicle in Huntington. Preliminary reports indicated that an 8-year-old girl was struck by a van just after 12 p.m. Authorities reported that the young girl was crossing the road when she was struck by a Ford van that was traveling southbound on New York Avenue.

The young girl was injured in the crash and was transported to the hospital for treatment of the serious injuries suffered. The driver of the van did not suffer any injuries and remained at the scene of the accident. Investigation is still ongoing, and further details of the accident have not been reported at this time.

Following a pedestrian crash, those involved should take the time to understand how the crash happened. Investigation can help reveal how the crash occurred and who might be liable. If a negligent driver is to blame, it might be possible to file a legal action to hold that driver accountable. A personal injury action not only helps to assign accountability but also helps victims recover compensation to address losses and damages caused by the crash.