Two separate fatal accidents occurred within hours of each other this past weekend in New York City.
On Saturday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m., a 65-year-old Staten Island man, who was changing his tire on East 28th Street near Shore Parkway in Brooklyn, was fatally struck by a white minivan. The driver of the minivan then fled the scene and abandoned his vehicle a few blocks away from the accident. The vehicle, which had Pennsylvania plates, was later found by police at Emmons Avenue and Bragg Street. Medics rushed the victim to the hospital, but unfortunately, he passed away. The driver has not yet been located and there is currently no description of the driver. An investigation by NYPD’s Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad is currently underway.
Earlier in the day, an 89-year-old woman was killed while walking across Riverdale Ave., near West 263rd Street in the Bronx. The victim was crossing the street when she was struck by an SUV making a left-hand turn. She was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. The driver, who tested negative for alcohol, did not leave the scene of the accident. The local news agency, Bronx 12 News reported on the story. Click here for the link.
If you are in a hit-and-run accident, it is imperative you contact an attorney as soon as possible. A victim of a hit and run may have more than one avenue to recovery for any injuries suffered as a result of the accident. Leav & Steinberg currently handles multiple matters involving clients that have been victims of hit-and-runs. Contact us immediately if you have been a victim of a hit-and-run or any automobile accident.
Particularly, Associate Brett Nedick, the author of this blog post, handles many automobile accidents and is very familiar with the necessary evidence needed early on to make sure that you or your loved one’s rights are protected.