Queens, NY (November 7, 2018) – Police stated that a 90-year-old great grandmother who was loved by her community has been killed in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday morning, November 7. The incident occurred shortly before 7:00 a.m. when an unlicensed driver struck the victim with a van on 129th Street in Ozone Park.
The victim was identified as 90-year-old Isabel Duarte, who was reported to be crossing 129th Street at the time of the tragic accident. Duarte was considered to be the proud matriarch of her family.
Duarte was crossing the street merely a half-block from her home when the driver of a Ford Econoline Van crashed into her and fled the scene. Paramedics arrived on the scene and quickly transported Duarte to Jamaica Hospital where she sadly succumbed to her injuries.
Police located the driver a few blocks away and identified him as 25-year-old Eber Baten. Baten was followed by a cab driver who witnessed the incident, ultimately leading to the arrest of the suspect. According to authorities, Baten did not have a license and was charged with unlicensed operation, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield, and failure to exercise due care.
Isabel Duarte is fondly missed by nine children, 18 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
We would like to, first and foremost, extend our deepest condolences to the many loved ones of Isabel Duarte during this tragic and devastating time. We realize that there is typically nothing as difficult to cope with as the abrupt loss of a loved one. Similarly, we understand that pedestrian accidents in New York are frequently injurious and often fatal.
At Hach & Rose, we realize the emotional and financial stress that comes after a deadly accident, and that it can be absolutely overwhelming. We have made it our mission to help those who have been affected by the negligent actions of another party.
At this time, it is terribly important to understand that you may have very significant rights following the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a family member in a New York pedestrian accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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