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Fatal pedestrian accident leads to arrest

On Behalf of | Feb 9, 2024 | Pedestrian Accidents |

Pedestrians are a common sight along New York City streets throughout the day and night. Safety is a concern any time of day when someone needs to cross a busy city street, but it can be especially dangerous when crossing after dark with an increased risk of being struck by a car. A recent accident in the city left a man with fatal injuries and led to the arrest of a driver who fled the scene.

Accident details

The accident happened as a man was attempting to cross the street at a Bronx intersection. As he was walking across the street, he was struck by two vehicles. The first vehicle was in the southbound lane on White Plains Road when it struck the 22-year-old victim. The victim was thrown into the northbound lane where he was run over by another vehicle.

The second vehicle to hit the victim fled the scene of the accident. He eventually returned to the scene and was arrested for driving while intoxicated and fleeing the scene of an accident. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital but sadly he died from his injuries.

Where to turn for help

Pedestrians face many risks when walking near or across New York City streets. There are many fatal accidents each year involving pedestrians where driver negligence was a factor. Accident victims, or their families in cases of fatal accidents should be aware of their rights in pursuing compensation from the driver at fault. Those who find themselves in such a difficult situation after an accident can benefit from speaking with a personal injury attorney to understand their options.