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.
Two women were struck by a vehicle in Syracuse on March 14 in a fatal pedestrian accident. This incident occurred on East Genesee Street, and it resulted in the death of one woman and serious injury to her mother.
On Feb. 3 at approximately 6 p.m., an MTA bus struck an unidentified woman as she crossed Broadway near 74th Street in Queens. The collision occurred when the bus driver executed a right turn onto Broadway. Approximately 30 passengers rode the Q53 bus at the time of the collision. No additional injuries were reported.
Following a string of auto-pedestrian accidents over a two-day period, New York City residents and lawmakers alike are suggesting possible changes that need to be made in high-traffic areas in order to keep people safe. Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced his plan to implement a multi-agency task force called 'Vision Zero" with the goal of reducing roadway fatalities.
An accident in Queens at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 resulted in the deaths of two men. According to police, a 22-year-man lost control of his vehicle and drove over the curb. The man's car collided with the two Elmhurst men who were on the sidewalk at the time. While an investigation was still ongoing at the time of the report, speed may have played a role in this fatal pedestrian accident.
Friends and family fondly remembered a New York man who lost his life to a hit-and-run accident that happened on Oct. 23, 2012. He had just left a restaurant in Amgansett and was crossing the street at about 7:50 p.m. when he was struck and killed by a vehicle. His body went unnoticed until an East Hampton Town Councilman saw him lying on the ground. The driver remained at large for three-and-a-half months as authorities conducted a search.
On Sept. 23, an elderly driver hit and killed a pedestrian in the Whitestone section of Queens. The brother of the victim told news sources that this incident occurred only a few years after the brothers' mother was hit and killed in a fatal pedestrian accident.
A man was arrested and charged after hitting a woman with his truck on the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens and then fleeing the scene. The hit-and-run accident occurred last weekend in the early hours of the morning.