Castle Hill, Bronx, NY (February 14, 2019) – A serious pedestrian accident, involving a school bus that fled the scene and left a 68-year-old woman fatally wounded, took place on Thursday morning, February 14, according to authorities. The incident happened at around 10:00 a.m. in the vicinity of Story Avenue and Havemeyer Avenue in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx.
According to authorities, a 68-year-old woman was tragically hit by a school bus near the aforementioned intersection for reasons that have not been determined at this time. Emergency medical crews accompanied police at the scene where they immediately transported the victim to Jacobi Hospital where she was listed in critical condition. Unfortunately, the severely injured woman succumbed to her injuries a short time later.
At this time, police do not know whether or not the driver of the bus was aware that they had struck someone. Investigators are currently going over all the events that led to this incident. No further information has been provided.
Due to the susceptibility of the victim at the time of impact, pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly fatal, especially when the vehicle involved is a truck or bus. Before moving on, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victim during this tragic and devastating time and hope that they are eventually able to find peace.
While it may be difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to realize that they may have significant rights in terms of recovering compensation for their loss. At Hach & Rose, our New York accident attorneys are adamant about fighting for the financial recompense that you deserve after suffering such a tragic loss due to the actions of another party. Dealing with the loss of a family member is difficult enough; you shouldn’t have to take on financial instability as well. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident in New York, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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