Riverhead, NY (February 13, 2021) – Around 10 p.m. on Thursday night, February 11, a fatal pedestrian accident took place in Riverhead.

According to police, the accident took place at 953 West Main Street. Police confirmed that 54-year-old Matthew Nemschick from Mattituck was driving while intoxicated when he struck a pedestrian walking in the area.

Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the hospital for treatment of severe trauma. He died while hospitalized.

Nemschick was arrested at the scene by police and has since been charged with driving while intoxicated.

Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in New York 

2/13 Riverhead, NY – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on W Main St Pedestrians are known for being some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. This means that pedestrians are susceptible to some of the most catastrophic injuries and are even more likely to lose their lives due to severe accidents. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can happen unexpectedly and have a huge impact on your life. Because of this, you should seek immediate help from a legal advocate.

Your life could be turned upside-down if you have lost somebody you love in a pedestrian accident in New York and now you are unsure about where you can turn. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you will likely question how you and your family are supposed to afford the bills that pile up against you. As you suffer these losses, you should never have to stand alone. Victims of these accidents are urged to seek the immediate help of an accident attorney who has handled wrongful death claims in the past.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here for you after you have suffered the loss of a loved one in an accident. We will answer any questions you have regarding what evidence will play a crucial role in your case, what types of deadlines you have to meet, and many other related aspects. Having an attorney on your side can lessen the stress that you are feeling during these difficult times. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident in New York who can help you every step of the way at 516-484-4010.

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