Syracuse, NY (February 21, 2019) – A motor vehicle crash occurred Wednesday, February 20, around 11:30 p.m. on the I-690 East, which prompted the driver of one of the vehicles involved to exit his car. Tragically, after exiting his vehicle, an SUV being operated by Syracuse men’s basketball Coach Jim Boeheim struck the man, sadly resulting in his death.
According to police, the accident began when a vehicle lost control and struck a guardrail on the side of the interstate. Several people got out of the car and walked along the roadway around the car, which was in the middle of the highway. Boeheim was reported to have struck the man, now identified as 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez, of Syracuse, while attempting to avoid the disabled vehicle.
Emergency medical crews who arrived at the scene transported Jimenez to Upstate University Hospital where he was tragically pronounced dead a short time later. One other person was stated to have suffered injuries after being struck by the side mirror; however, that victim’s condition has not been made available.
Authorities are currently continuing their investigation into the incident.
While a crash such as this one may be considered a pedestrian accident, the victim had not intentionally planned on walking along the interstate, and it is important to understand that many car accidents in New York yield these kinds of results. Before moving on, we would first like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Jorge Jimenez during this devastating time. We also maintain hopes for the full recovery of the other injured party at this time.
Our highly dedicated and compassionate New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their careers to helping those who have been suffered because of a wrongful death caused by another party. We understand that there is nothing as overwhelming as the sudden loss of a loved one, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have lost a family member in a New York car accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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