In our state, it is a crime to leave the scene of an accident where one or more parties suffered injuries. Police say that a 57-year-old woman recently caused a fatal pedestrian accident in New York and attempted to leave the scene. She has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death.
One person was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by a vehicle in Manhattan around 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 3. Police issued a summons to the driver for unlicensed operation of a vehicle.
At around 6 p.m. on Dec. 23, a 78-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian accident in New York. The fatal incident took place in the East Flatbush area of Brooklyn while the bus driver was attempting to make a turn onto New York Avenue from Farragut Road. The pedestrian who was struck was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police took into custody a driver suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Kensington neighborhood of Nassau County that claimed the life of a minor pedestrian. The fatal event reportedly transpired on Nov. 20 at about 5 p.m.
A woman, age 46, was critically injured after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Nov. 5 in Brooklyn. A photo of the car that reportedly was involved in the accident has been released by police.
According to a report, an auto-pedestrian accident in Rochester on Oct. 19 injured two men. Rochester police believe that a drunken driver caused the crash. The police stated that the accident occurred at about 2 a.m. when a 21-year-old Fairport woman driving eastbound on Park Avenue apparently lost control of her vehicle and struck a pair of men who were walking eastbound on a sidewalk. The pedestrians, who were both 23-years-old, were not seriously injured in the accident.
Two individuals were injured in an incident in Manhattan on Oct. 6 when a taxi cab struck a pedestrian before crashing into two commercial spaces in an Upper East Side building. The accident was still under investigation, and police are not yet saying what caused the cab driver to leave the road.
A crash in Central Park on Sept. 18 killed a 58-year-old woman and wife of CBS Television Stations' senior vice president. The pedestrian died after suffering severe head injuries from being hit by a bicyclist in New York City.
On Sept. 2, a pedestrian suffered critical injuries in a Cobble Hill accident involving two vehicles, reportedly. According to police, the accident transpired at approximately 12:40 p.m. That is when one of the vehicles attempted to turn right from Court Street onto Atlantic Avenue and collided with a flatbed truck that was also attempting to turn right. Consequently, the driver of the first vehicle lost control and careened onto the northwest sidewalk of the intersection, striking a 29-year-old woman, officials said.
On a Friday afternoon last month, a 58-year-old woman was struck and killed by a taxi while attempting to cross the street at 79th and Madison in Manhattan.