The Bronx, NY (October 2, 2018) – The hit-and-run driver who caused a crash that killed one man and injured one woman on Sunday night, September 30, has been arrested. 24-year-old Collin Hedley was reported to have been heading south on Jerome Avenue when he crossed the center line in his BMW, subsequently sideswiping a Honda SUV.
According to police, Hedley then accelerated his vehicle in the opposite lane and struck a vehicle being operated by 59-year-old Ramon Monteagudo, who was oncoming in the northbound lane. Monteagudo’s vehicle then spun into the path of an SUV at or near East 233rd Street.
Emergency medical personnel were called to the scene immediately in order to assist the individuals involved. Monteagudo was promptly transported to a local hospital where he was tragically pronounced dead a short time later. Police stated that the unidentified 70-year-old female driver of the Honda SUV sustained minor injuries during the crash. She was treated at the scene.
Hedley initially fled the scene on foot and headed into the Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy. However, Hedley was placed under arrest after he returned to the scene shortly afterward. The New York hit-and-run driver is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death, as well as driving without a license and possession of a controlled substance.
We would like to extend our sincerest sympathies and most heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Ramon Monteagudo during this devastating time of tragedy. We understand the detrimental effects of a New York car accident and the toll that the aftermath often has on victims and their families.
It is important to realize that a compassionate New York accident attorney is driven to recover compensation for the victims of someone else’s negligent or criminal behavior. At Hach & Rose, our mission is to keep our community safer by holding negligent and criminal drivers liable for their actions, which cause so much devastation each and every day. If you have lost a loved one in a New York car accident, call 212-779-0057 today to be heard by someone who genuinely cares.
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