Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 5:17 am
Mott Haven, NY (January 8, 2019) – The hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a woman in the Bronx Tuesday morning, January 8, has been identified as the 33-year-old driver of a sanitation truck. The accident took place at around 6:45 a.m. and the driver is now cooperating with authorities, stating that he did not realize that he had struck someone.
According to police, the woman had been walking alone at the intersection of Willis Avenue and 138th Street in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx when she was hit by the sanitation truck. New information states that the driver left the scene because he was unaware of the accident.
Police said that the woman, who is yet to be identified, sustained severe body trauma due to the impact of the accident and was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle involved was originally described as a silver vehicle but later confirmed as a sanitation truck with a plow. The driver has been suspended and the Department of Sanitation is currently helping police with their investigation.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
We wholeheartedly extend our sincerest condolences to the loved ones of the victim during this tragic and devastating time, first and foremost. Unfortunately, New York pedestrian accidents are often catastrophically injurious or deadly, especially those involving a large vehicle such as a sanitation truck, as there is absolutely no protection between the vehicle and the person at the time of impact.
We understand that it can be difficult for the bereaved family to focus on anything other than their emotional recovery at this time, however, it is important to realize that you may likely have rights concerning compensation for your loss. At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 as we have made it our duty to hold reckless drivers liable for the devastation they inflict. If you have lost a loved one in a New York pedestrian accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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