Posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 11:23 pm
Washington Heights, NY (April 16, 2019) – The driver of a 2016 Honda Civic has been accused of causing a crash that resulted in the death of her passenger early on Tuesday morning, April 16th. According to authorities, the unidentified 25-year-old driver struck another vehicle and then fled the scene before crashing into a parked MTA construction truck at West 190th Street around 1:00 a.m.
Police stated that the first accident was of a minor nature and occurred along West 172nd Street at St. Nicholas Avenue. The driver sped away from that crash and slammed into a parked construction vehicle only minutes later.
Emergency medical crews were summoned to the scene of the second crash, where they transported the driver to Harlem Hospital and her 28-year-old passenger to New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia. The driver was reported to be in critical condition and her passenger was sadly pronounced deceased.
The unidentified 43-year-old driver of the construction truck was stated to have sustained minor injuries in the accident. No further information has been made available at this time.
Car Accidents in New York
Before moving on, we would first like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the deceased victim. At this time, we maintain hope for the full recoveries of the other two victims. Following a car accident in New York, it is important to understand that bereaved families, as well as victims, may have significant rights at this time.
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