Bronx, NY (March 16, 2019) – Around 5 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a fatal hit-and-run accident took place when a truck struck a pedestrian and didn’t stop to call the police.
Police have now identified the deceased party as Raymond Baffuto of New Rochelle, who was found unconscious and unresponsive and lying along Bruckner Boulevard.
Paramedics tragically pronounced Baffuto dead at the scene. According to authorities, the 52-year-old had reportedly exited his vehicle that was parked alongside the road at the time. He attempted to cross the street when the truck struck him.
Police spoke with witnesses and the truck in question is believed to have been a blue dump truck that was traveling north at the time. They claim the truck driver immediately fled the scene.
At this time, police have not yet made arrests. They continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident at this time.
We would like to extend our genuine and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian whose life was taken in this preventable accident. These accidents tend to be extremely damaging in nature due to the fact that there is very little protection between a person and a motor vehicle. You might have many rights if you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident and you believe that you are afforded certain protections.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have handled a wide array of pedestrian accident cases and are fully devoted to helping those who have suffered emotionally and financially at the hands of a liable party. We understand how overwhelming these accidents can be and want you to know that we are here for you 24/7. Please contact us for more information on how we can assist you at 212-779-0057.
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